Post-Covid teachers wanted

Post-Covid teachers wanted

Students in a classroom at Kullawan School in Bangkok on Jan 27. More assistant teachers are needed as classrooms will be split, according to the Education Ministry. (Photo by Pornprom Satrabhaya)
Students in a classroom at Kullawan School in Bangkok on Jan 27. More assistant teachers are needed as classrooms will be split, according to the Education Ministry. (Photo by Pornprom Satrabhaya)

The Education Ministry will offer jobs to 10,000 assistant teachers to man smaller classrooms post-Covid-19 lockdown as classes are to be split.

Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan said class sizes will be reduced for social distancing purposes. The pre-pandemic ratio was 20 students per teacher.

When schools re-open on July 1, the ministry hopes to reduce that ratio to 7:1.

“So, the ministry has to recruit more teaching staff,” he said.

Some people will also be employed in non-teaching jobs.

Licensed primary-education assistant teachers are being offered jobs although they will be hired on a temporary six-month contract, Mr Nataphol said.

Part of the problem that prevents them from gaining permanent status is that they will be required to teach in a province outside of where they registered for their licence.

The ministry has allocated 540 million baht to finance the hiring of 10,000 assistant teachers, which will help spur employment, the minister said.

He said the cabinet yesterday acknowledged plans by the Education, Interior and Agriculture Ministries to continue distribution of free milk to primary school students during the prolonged school break until June 30.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (24)

Info on vaccine efficacy, side-effects most interesting to people: Suan Dusit Poll

People are highly interested in efficacy and side-effects of vaccines against Covid-19 while they they are flooded with information on the pandemic and ways of coping with it, according to the result of an opinion survey by the Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, or Suan Dusit Poll.

10:10

Dream comes true

Panipak Wongpattanakit has fulfilled her dream of becoming an Olympic champion in the Korean martial art at the Tokyo Games.

08:33

Record 15,335 new Covid cases, 129 deaths reported Sunday

The country had a record high of 15,335 new Covid-19 cases and 129 new fatalities over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Sunday morning.

08:31