Cuepacs concerned about 'female dominance'

KUALA LUMPUR: Cuepacs is concerned about the increasing dominance of female employees in the civil service as it will have long-term implications on the progress and growth of the country.

Its secretary-general, Ahmad Shah Mohd Zin, said today that the trend now was that more and more women officers were being appointed to important decision-making posts.

For example, almost three quarters of the new posts in the administrative and diplomatic service were being filled by women, he said, adding that this was contrary to the present government policy to reserve only 30 percent of decision-making posts for women.

The teaching profession was also dominated by women, he added.

According to Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam, the ratio of male and female teachers was 30:70.

Ahmad Shah said that while Cuepacs appreciated the government's gender equality policy, it nevertheless wanted it to be implemented with great care so as not to upset the balance between male and female employees.

He said both males and females had their own strengths and weaknesses and they should balance each other for the good of the service.

Meanwhile, the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) secretary-general, Puan Lok Yim Pheng, said that although there were more women teachers, the decision-making process in the education service was dominated by men.

She said women teachers were performing very well and providing quality education to children.

She suggested that the ministry recruit more male teachers in certain areas like sports, physical education, and co-curriculum, saying that the ideal would be a 50-50 ratio for male and female teachers. - Bernama

p/s: I believe in women power. ;D


date Monday, February 22, 2010

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