Government is undertaking various measures to absorb trained teachers
The Member of Parliament from Nanong-Shumar, MP Dechen Zangmo questioned Minister of Education with regards to Government’s plan to provide job opportunities to the trainees of the colleges of education last Friday during the question and answer session in the national assembly. She underlined that trainees were deeply concerned about their employment.
In responds to the question, Lyonpo Mingbo Drukpa, the minister for education said that, basically the recruitment of teachers will be determined by the number of students enrolling in the country.
Even, if the number of students increased even by 100 numbers then based on that, the recruitment of teachers will also be increased, said the Lyonpo. Lyonpo added that, since the teachers are also under the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC), when we recruit them, we have to discuss with the RCSC.
The Minister also informed that in the current year, 650 posts in teaching have become vacant including posi- tions for contract teachers. If they are interested, teaching opportunities were also available in the colleges, Private Schools and also in the Buddhist Colleges. For instance, in Dungsam Academy, the majority of the teachers were on contract basis. So, they have shortages of teachers and there is more opportunity.
To provide employment for them, Lyonpo Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, the Minister for Labour said that plan have been formulated to provide adequate opportunities to teachers entering into the job market. Last year, out of 417 teacher pass out from the two colleges, RCSC could recruit 182 teachers only, but to provide employment for them, he said that government has taken various measures for the employment that some of them were employed as contract teacher in the country.
As a measure Lyonpo said that, some of them were send to Thailand and India. A total of 121 teachers were send to Thailand as a teacher, seven of them were send to Private School in India and rest to other private Schools and other institutes in the country.
Lyonpo added that, they are still sending to Thailand, India and even to private School in Bangladesh as a teacher to teach English. Again, today we have Buddhist Colleges of about 388 in the country, so for that Lyonpo said that they can recruit them as an English teacher.
In the country, Lyonpo also said that we have 784 teachers in private School but out of that some teachers they have undergone training but some do not have. So, according to our education policy, we should recruit them only who are undergone training. So the government is following the education policy.
The teachers were voluntarily resigned, till last May, a total of 258 teachers were resigned. So, yearly about two percent were resigned so there will be vacancy, said the Lyonpo.