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‘Teacher shortage to be resolved’

During this year, the existing shortage of school teachers at remote schools in both Kurunegala and Puttalam would be resolved soon, North-western Province Education Director A.S.K. Jayalath said.

In 2017, the vacancies that existed for teachers in the North-western Province were filled with the employment of 2,600 teachers. In 2018, 2,800 graduates were recruited to be employed as teachers at remote schools in the Puttalam district, he said.

More teachers would be appointed to provincial schools of the Puttalam district this year, to solve the shortage of teachers in the district, he said.

On January 2, about 306 teachers were recruited and of them, 190 teachers were appointed to remote schools in Puttalam. It has been estimated that about 500 to 600 teachers go into retirement annually from the North-western Province (NWP), Jayalath added.

Jayalath said that for this year, applications have been called for recruiting teachers for North-western Provincial schools by the Government Gazette and accordingly, about 1,500 subject teachers would be recruited, this year, to serve at rural schools.


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