|HCM City plans to hire more teachers in public schools to meet the needs of new curricula that will be implemented in the coming school year. — VNA/VNS Photo by Xuân Anh|
HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Education and Training is planning to recruit more teachers for public high schools in the coming academic year to meet the needs of new curricula.
The hiring is being done in preparation for implementing the 2018 General Education Programme in high schools for the 2022-23 academic year.
Under the programme, high school students have to learn literature, math, a foreign language, physical education and defence and security. Students will select optional subjects from social science, natural science, technology and arts.
The city has asked schools to estimate and report their demand for teachers, particularly in music, art, computing and technology to the municipal education department so that it can prepar a recruitment plan for the upcoming academic year, Tống Phước Lộc, head of the department’s personnel office, told the Sài Gòn Giải Phóng (Liberated Sài Gòn) newspaper.
The department will host a teacher recruitment examination by mid-June and appoint new teachers to schools based on their needs by the beginning of August.
In March, the department signed an agreement on a teacher training plan with the Sài Gòn University and the HCM City University of Pedagogy.
The move aimed to ensure a source of teachers for the city and to meet the demand of teachers for specific subjects like informatics and art (music, fine arts).
The department is also dealing with job transfer requests by teachers.
Lộc said that in the 2022-23 academic year, the department is planning to allow schools to actively recruit teachers to meet their needs.
The needs differ by the type of school and their locations. They are advanced schools in which students learn soft skills, English and computer skills in modern facilities, and schools in rural and remote areas.
The department said it will help schools recruit candidates as per regulations.
The city now has 17 out of 129 public schools that can recruit on their own.
Every year, these schools must send their recruitment plans to the department for consideration and approval. They must follow due process and ensure that recruitment is based on actual demand. — VNS