25 Jul 2014

FSM faces teacher shortage

2:29 pm on 25 July 2014

The Chuuk Department of Education in the Federated States of Micronesia needs to hire nearly 100 teachers to make up for a potential shortage in their local public school system.

The department's director Gardenia Macayaon and her team are conducting interviews at Guam Community College for potential new teachers.

The Marianas Variety reports her as saying many of Chuuk's 71 schools are short of teachers right now.

Ms Macayaon confirmed that they are looking at close to a hundred teachers to replace those who have left or will be retiring in the coming school year.

She says there are 74 uncertified teachers in the Chuuk public school system.