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City needs 3,000 more teachers for new school year

Update: July, 24/2017 - 11:00
Public schools in HCM City need nearly 3,000 new teachers for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year since the number of students has increased sharply. — Photo:
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Public schools in HCM City need to hire nearly 3,000 teachers for the upcoming academic year starting next month since the number of students and classrooms are set to increase, Sài Gòn Giải Phóng (Liberated Sài Gòn) newspaper reported quoting figures from district education divisions.

Kindergartens need the highest number, followed by primary- and secondary-level English classes.

For instance, Long Thạnh Mỹ Kindergarten in District 9 and Hướng Dương Kindergarten in Tân Phú District each need 16 new teachers.

Phước Thạnh Kindergarten in Củ Chi District needs 15.

Other districts requiring large numbers of teachers are Bình Tân, Bình Chánh, Gò Vấp, Củ Chi, Thủ Đức, Hóc Môn, 12, and Tân Phú, where the large number of migrants has increased the number of students.

The city Department of Education and Training said the number of students in the city is set to increase by 59,082, mostly at kindergarten and primary levels and in those districts.

It said 1,497 more classrooms are being built.

Recently the city People’s Council greenlighted the recruitment of kindergarten teachers who have temporary residency registration known as KT3. Until last year only people with permanent residency – hộ khẩu in Vietnamese  could apply for a kindergarten teacher’s job.

Salary hikes have also been approved for kindergarten teachers.

Lê Hoài Nam, the department’s deputy head, said the department would come up with polices to attract teachers to primary schools.

Nguyễn Huỳnh Long, head of the department’s personnel division, said 1,400 applications have been received for high school teachers’ jobs while the need is for only 420.

But most applications are for teaching maths, physics and chemistry with only a few applying to music, English, and fine arts, he said.

Nguyễn Quang Vinh, head of the department’s primary education division, said a shortage of teachers, especially English teachers, has caused a failure to meet the Ministry of Education and Training’s standards and difficulties in implementing the new overall training programme.

Educational departments in districts 8 and Thủ Đức also need to employ staff such as librarians and cashiers.—VNS



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