The Education Ministry has identified immediate skills shortage in some priority areas for its secondary school teachers.
These priority areas were identified during the Education Ministry’s teachers recruitment drive from 12th September to 19th October last year.
The recruitment drive was for the 2019 School Year.
A letter communicated to all principals of secondary schools and career counselors by the Permanent Secretary of Education Allison Burchell has pointed out that there is an immediate shortage of teachers in secondary schools with a degree or diploma in Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Industrial Arts.
In that letter, Burchell also said that based on workforce planning they anticipate that these shortages will continue for the foreseeable future.
She also asked school heads and career counselors for their support in these priority areas as they work with senior students who may see an opportunity in the teaching profession.
The Education Ministry also said they were working with the teacher training institutions, Fiji Higher Education Commission and Tertiary Education Loans Board to address the skills shortage.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.