Ministry of Education to introduce more teacher training courses to tackle dearth of teachers
School teachers and managers have also expressed their concerns regarding the filling up of vacant seats by under skilled and unprofessional teachers.
To tackle the crisis of teachers the universities have been asked by Ministry of Education to increase the capacity of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for teaching at secondary level, mainly for Irish, science, maths and languages.
Burton had earlier asked the teachers to increase the number of working hours to manage the situation and to fill in the demand of the teachers.
Previously, many secondary teachers had warned about the crisis and the risk of quality of education being given to children.
The universities have been asked to elevate the capacity in the programmes related to teacher-education programmes.
At the post- graduate level,a minimum of 100 seats have to be increased to meet up the current requirement. In order to fill in the number, the universities and colleges have been asked to extend their deadline till April 13 for the majority of postgraduate teacher education programmes.
School teachers and managers have also expressed their concerns regarding the filling up of vacant seats by underskilled and unprofessional.
Minister of Education Mr Bruton , said teaching remained a “fantastic” profession for young people considering their options with a “starting salary for a teacher straight out of college of nearly euro 36,000, increasing to euro 37,600 from October 2020”. As per the words of Mr Bruton, important steps are being taken to ensure the delivery of right quality of education to the students.