Filis pledges to swiftly hire 14,000 teach­ers

Kathimerini English - - Front Page -

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Nikos Filis pledged yesterday to hire up to 14,000 sup­ply teach­ers by the end of the week to cover short­ages at state schools.

Speak­ing a day af­ter he was con­fronted by un­em­ployed teach­ers ahead of meet­ings with teach­ing unions, Filis ar­gued that he had in­her­ited the short­ages and would step up ef­forts to fill the empty spots. Some 270 schools have failed to open for the new aca­demic year, mostly due to a lack of teach­ers.

“The gaps are be­ing filled day by day,” said Filis. “Our pri­or­ity is pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion and chil­dren with spe­cial needs.”

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