30 Mar 2017

No funding to fill hundreds of teacher vacancies in Vanuatu

From , 6:04 am on 30 March 2017

Vanuatu's Teaching Service Commission says it can't afford to pay for enough trained teachers and school leavers are being brought in to fill the gaps.

The Commisson says three-thousand trained teachers are currently employed.

But about 350 more are needed - predominantly in primary schools in remote areas.

Commission Chairman Derek Alexander told Jo O'Brien he's worried about the effect on students' education

School books and a chalkboard

School books Photo: 123 RF