Thai government plans change over jobs for unlicensed teachers
BANGKOK: After receiving intense pressure from teachers and teacher-training institutes, Education Minister Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has decided to adjust some rules on the plans of allowing non-teaching professionals to apply teaching jobs in any field.
“We have listened to the voice of teacher-producing institutes,” Teerakiat told The Nation on Tuesday. “Given that they think the original plan for the new rule might not be fair to their students who are in five-year undergraduate programmes, we have agreed to adjust it,” he added.
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Education revealed its plans to open the teaching field even to people without teaching license in an attempt to solve the teacher-shortage problem in the kingdom. The plans, however, drew flak from education institutions.
The new rule which takes effect today only offers teaching jobs in just 25 out of 61 academic fields.
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