Chin State to re­cruit nearly 100 high school teach­ers

The Myanmar Times - - News - EI SHWE PHYU newsroom@mm­times.com

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.

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