Chin State to recruit nearly 100 high school teachers
CHIN State is direly short on high school teachers. The Chin Education Office has put out a call for 92 teaching positions in a bid to bolster its struggling education system.
But even the number of vacancies being advertised falls short of the actual number of teachers required, according to the Education Office, which estimates a shortage of 185 teachers.
“We need 143 teachers for high schools and 42 teachers for middle schools that are expanding to have a high school branch,” said U Than Myaing, assistant director for the Chin State Education Office.
“We don’t have enough teachers in high schools. The exam pass rate is very low. So we are calling for more high school teachers,” he added.
According to report by the Myanmar Examinations Department, nearly 9800 students from Chin State took the matriculation exam last year. With just under 15 percent of those students passing, Chin State had the lowest success rate nationwide.
Math and science teachers are especially sought, making up 72 of the positions advertised. In the meantime, young volunteers are filling the positions. Those interested can send applications to their nearest education office.