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Immediate solutions to overcome shortage of teachers

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By ITN News Editor June 28, 2018 19:22

Immediate solutions to overcome shortage of teachers

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has said that immediate solutions will be found to overcome the dearth of teachers. The Minister was addressing journalists at a news conference held at the Sirikotha United National Party Head Office.
The Education Minister said that when the Government assumed office there was a shortage of about 4000 Grade Three teachers. The four thousand were recruited, trained and posted to schools irrespective of political affiliations. There was a shortage of 852 in the education administrative posts. There was a shortage of 1190 in the education service. All these vacancies had been filled. Action is being initiated for the recruitment of 2100 teachers.
The Minister said that actually there were no eligible persons to be recruited to fill vacancies through examinations in the North and East according to the teacher minutes. As such they recruited a large number as teacher assistants. In the next few days it is planned to appoint a large number as teacher assistants under the patronage of the Prime Minister.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 28, 2018 19:22

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