Shortage of teachers denied by government

The Minister for Education said that there are enough primary school teachers, despite the call for teachers which triggered alarm.

The Minister said that there are more than 3,600 teachers in around 100 Government schools with three vacant positions. According to the government, the reason for two of these vacant positions is that two teachers resigned in the last few days. The Minister said that the three places will probably be filled by the end of the week.

A call for ‘General Primary School Teachers’ by the Minister on Facebook instigated discussion on social media, with most response coming from teachers already employed in this sector. Many teachers complained that the call was made too close to the beginning of the new scholastic year.