27 Oct 2003

Niue recruiting Kiwi teachers

4:59 pm on 27 October 2003

Niue is expected to join the Cook Islands in a New Zealand teacher recruitment scheme.

Education officials in Niue say the go ahead for a seventh form class in the National Certificate in Education Achievement scheme will require more qualified high school teachers.

Almost three years ago, ten Niuean secondary school teacher quit their jobs in a dispute over a salary increase.

Replacment teachers were hired from New Zealand at nearly double the cost.