return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Local authorities complain about teacher shortage

VietNamNet Bridge - Twenty-seven cities/provinces have reported they lack teachers for the 2018-2019 academic year and want to employ new teachers. 

VietNamNet Bridge - Twenty-seven cities/provinces have reported they lack teachers for the 2018-2019 academic year and want to employ new teachers. 


{keywords}

27 cities/provinces have reported they lack teachers




Of these cities/provinces, Hai Duong has the highest demand. With the number of students increasing by 24,184 students this school year, it needs an additional 4,000 teachers.

Thai Binh province wants 3,600 teachers more for the same reason.

According to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), general schools are allowed to recruit 34,242 official teachers for this school year, which means that schools still lack 75,730 teachers, including 43,732 for preschools, 18,953 for primary schools and 10,143 for secondary schools. 

Only two cities/provinces, Da Nang and Dong Nai, have enough teachers. 

Meanwhile, 21 cities/provinces face a serious shortage of teachers (1,000 teachers and more).

The most serious shortage is seen in Hanoi, which needs 12,681 more teachers. 

MOET also pointed out that because of the lack of official teachers, in some localities, schools hire teachers in a way which is not in line with current regulations. These include Krong Pak district in Dak Lak province, Thanh Oai in Hanoi, Ca Mau, Quang Ngai, Ha Tinh and other localities. 

MOET also pointed out that because of the lack of official teachers, in some localities, schools hire teachers in a way which is not in line with current regulations. These include Krong Pak district in Dak Lak province, Thanh Oai in Hanoi, Ca Mau, Quang Ngai, Ha Tinh and other localities. 

In many cities/provinces, schools employ teachers under short-term seasonal contracts and teachers are paid based on the number of teaching hours.

Meanwhile, as MOET’s Minister Phung Xuan Nha said, there must be a stable policy so teachers can feel secure and comfortable with their professional work. 

Also according to Nha, preschools and primary schools are seriously lacking teachers because the number of official teachers has remained unchanged in the last three years.

Under the current laws, teachers are considered civil servants, who receive pay from the state budget. Therefore, the number of annually recruited teachers must be determined by the Ministry of Home Affairs, not MOET.

Education experts say that the scheme which considers teachers as civil servants is unfair for teachers. Newly graduated teachers can only get the lowest pay level in the salary scale applied to civil servants, even though they have high qualifications and fulfill their tasks well. 

The experts also warned that working conditions would be even more severe with the policy on streamlining state agencies.

Deputy chair of Ca Mau province Tran Hong Quan said if 10 percent of personnel is cut, the province would have to shut down one school a year. The local education sector has 18,000 civil servants.


RELATED NEWS

Vietnam lacks 76,000 teachers for new academic year

Minister confirms teacher shortages


Mai Chi

MORE NEWS

Vietnam sends condolences over passing of former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin

Vietnamese leaders on December 2 cabled messages of condolences to Chinese leaders over the death of former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and former President of China Jiang Zemin.

Ministry proposes canceling funding plans over disbursement delays

Disbursements of public funds sourced from foreign loans in the year through November had moved at a snail’s pace, reaching only slightly more than 25% of the full-year plan.

Hanoi to pilot bike rental service in six urban districts

Hanoi has approved a year-long pilot bike rental service programme in Hoan Kiem, Tay Ho, Dong Da, Ba Dinh, Hai Ba Trung, and Thanh Xuan districts.

Weightlifters hope for Olympic qualification from world championship

It was scheduled to be held in Chongqing, China, but this changed in March due to COVID-19 measures in China. The new location was announced in April.

Striker Nguyen Van Quyet named best player of 2022 V.League 1

Striker Nguyen Van Quyet received a statue for the most valuable player of the 2022 V.League 1 season at a V.League Awards ceremony organised on December 1 in Hanoi.

Meteor shower to light up Vietnamese skies on December 13

Local sky gazers will have a rare opportunity to witness the peak of the Geminids meteor shower, with the astronomical event set to occur between midnight on December 13 and the morning of December 14.

Da Nang wins Best Vietnam Smart City Award for third time

The central city of Da Nang has been granted the Best Vietnam Smart City Award 2022, the third time so far.

Newly-established, re-operating enterprises up over 33% in 11 months

Vietnam saw nearly 194,700 newly established and re-operating enterprises in the first 11 months of 2022, up 33.2% over the same period in 2021, a 1.3 times higher than the average rate in January – November period from 2017 - 2021.

Politburo members discuss review of resolution on HCM City development

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on December 2 chaired a Politburo meeting on a project to review the 10-year implementation of a resolution on the orientations and tasks for the development of HCMC until 2020 and 2030, with a vision to 2050.

Exporters face tax unless they cut greenhouse gas emissions

Exports to the EU market will become more expensive unless enterprises implement greenhouse gas emission cuts. This will affect the competitiveness of many Vietnamese export companies.

Some of the best fishing lakes in and around Hanoi

Here are some of the most popular fishing lakes near Hanoi. On weekends, the number of people flocking to commercial centres, pedestrian streets or entertainment areas in the inner city of Hanoi has increased.

Vietnam demands Taiwan cancel live-fire exercises on Ba Binh Island

Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan (China) to cancel its live-fire exercises in the waters around Ba Binh island that belongs to Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly), Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang stated on December 2.

Make-in-Vietnam cameras have high security, satisfy standards

Make in Vietnam camera manufacturers are enhancing security capability and satisfying requirements on information security set by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) for devices such as cameras and Internet of Things (IoT).

Government plans to rearrange state-owned enterprises till 2025

Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai has signed a decision approving a plan of rearrangement of state-owned enterprises for the period of 2022-2025 in the form of one-member limited company, equitization, re-arrangement and divestment.

Transport Ministry urges new ship channel for large vessels in Mekong Delta

The Ministry of Transport has urged Tra Vinh Province to implement compensation payment for site clearance and resettlement support to build a new ship channel for large vessels in the Hau River.
back_to_top