Tens of thousands apply for teaching jobs this year
Some 48,000 aspiring teachers have registered for this year’s selection process convened by the Ministry of Education (MINERD). This number has broken all records, more than double the 20,000 who usually apply for teaching posts. Minister of Education Carlos Amarante Baret said that approximately 60% of applicants are not graduates in Education, which shows that teachers’ salaries are now competitive with the public and private sectors. The applicants for teaching posts in public schools include thousands of doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects, biologists, journalists and other professionals.
Amarante Baret attributes the increase in applicants to the fact that the competition was opened to other professions with the aim of providing additional strength to the teaching corps, especially at secondary level with engineers for mathematics and physics, doctors for chemistry and anatomy as well as other professionals for accounting and economy.
February 19, 2015
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