HCM City lacks 6,000 teachers for the new school year, the municipal Education and Training Department has said.
Just three weeks after restarting in-person classes, many schools in HCM City are facing a shortage as an increasing number of teachers get COVID-19 infections.
With the new general education program, all high schools will face a shortage of art and music teachers.
When opening the new academic year, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) emphasized that this is an important year to prepare for application of the new general education program and textbooks for next year.
The Ministry of Education and Training have asked the Prime Minister and the Politburo to approve a plan to increase the teaching workforce in 22 provinces.