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Kon Tum lacks teachers for new school year

Update: September, 01/2017 - 21:00
Students of the Triệu Thị Trinh Primary School in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum dance in their extracurricular activities. The province lacks a number of managers, teachers and workers for the new school year. — VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Điệp
Viet Nam News

KON TUM — Kon Tum Province lacks more than 2,500 management officials, teachers and workers for the education sector in the upcoming new school year, according to the provincial Department of Education and Training.

Specifically, the province lacks 136 management officials, 1,780 teachers and 753 workers.

The shortage is seen in all 10 districts and cities of the province, and mostly at the kindergarten and primary education level.

The most serious shortage is seen at the kindergarten education level, which lack 76 management officials, 1,121 teachers and 93 workers.

At the primary education level, the province lacks 39 management officials, 575 teachers and 331 workers. At the junior secondary education level, the province lacks 21, 85 and 329 people, respectively.

Experts from the provincial Department of Education and Training said the shortage was because the population had increased and classes needed to be divided, therefore more teachers and managers were needed.

In recent years, the provincial education sector has not been granted more slots for permanent staff, therefore it could not enroll more teachers.

Nguyễn Phúc Phận, director of the department, said to improve the condition, the department moved teachers from the area with little shortage to the area with serious shortage. Principals and deputy principals would also serve as teachers.

Short-term contracts would be signed with kindergarten teachers to enroll more teachers and ensure that each kindergarten class has at least one teacher. — VNS

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