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Total of 40,000 teacher shortages in schools countrywide: Stalin

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Colombo, April 21 (Daily Mirror) - There is a total shortage of 40,000 teachers in schools in the country, General Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers' Union, Joseph Stalin said.

Addressing the media, he said the shortage of teachers in schools is reported in the Western, Eastern, North-Central, Southern and Uva Provinces.

Accordingly, nearly 7,000 shortages of teachers were reported in the Western Province; nearly 3,800 shortages were reported in the Eastern Province, 3,698 shortages were reported in the North-Central Province; 3,100 shortages were reported in the Southern Province; and nearly 6,200 shortages were reported in the Central Province.

The government is purposely delaying teacher appointments to save on government expenses, Stalin said.

"Without filling the existing vacancies, a critical situation will occur in schools in these areas.

"However, the government recruited 2,500 teachers twice for the Western Province, but they have not recruited properly. Even though the schools start next week, there will be no teachers in some schools," Stalin added.

Therefore, teachers should be assigned to the existing teacher vacancies in a proper way, Stalin said.


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  Comments - 15

  • Lk Sunday, 21 April 2024 08:14 AM

    How many unemployed graduates do we have ? Train them all in teaching with some teachers training before they run away from the country?

    Dee Monday, 22 April 2024 07:26 AM

    Who would recruit them and for what job? In other countries, you need to work hard. No ‘demands’ or ‘protests’ , hence our unemployed grads won’t have the proper prerequisites!

    Mahila Sunday, 21 April 2024 08:37 AM

    "STALIN SAID", He can keep on saying??? Where is the money to PAY!!??? Even, scratching the earth wouldn't yield!!??

    Offer Incentives to Transfer from Other Govnt Departments Sunday, 21 April 2024 08:59 AM

    Offer incentives to those already in other government departments to transfer as a teacher. Some may be dragging themselves to work coz they find their current jobs boring and unproductive.

    Chux Sunday, 21 April 2024 09:04 AM

    Yes people like you and JVP Jayasinghe never work and innocent peoples tax money have been paying to maintain all of you What a tragedy

    Mendis Sunday, 21 April 2024 09:15 AM

    Have patience Sahodaraya. All your demands will be fulfilled in October.

    Sokrates Sunday, 21 April 2024 09:24 AM

    Ranil can use soldiers from his pampered and overstaffed military as teachers. In doing so, he kills two birds with one stone. There are no additional expenses and the children are indoctrinated in his spirit.

    Lionel Sunday, 21 April 2024 10:16 AM

    Are they actually teaching in schools or giving tuition classes? If the latter, no need to recruit them to schools any more. In SL, now children go to tuition classes from grade one and schools have become irrelevant.

    This is reality Sunday, 21 April 2024 10:26 AM

    40,000 jobs awaiting the new government. A good propaganda to start off campaigns for prospective parties.

    Grace Sunday, 21 April 2024 10:41 AM

    If so many teachers are short, children will not get good education and will grow up as uninformed people. It is a shocking news for many and a sweet news for many politicians because it is easy to brain wash those people with backward ideas.

    warren Sunday, 21 April 2024 12:01 PM

    Really? When you guys go on doing trade union work without teaching and forcing honest and dedicated teachers to strike, what else can you expect? You guys are the root cause of the problem. By the way, when NPP comes to power, all your problems (and the country's problems) will be solved (yes, very high real GDP growth rate, very low or zero taxation, very low lending rates, very high deposit rates, a cornucopia of FOREX, unemployment at the natural rate of unemployment, etc - basically a Utopia) and you can start teaching merrily!

    Tom Sunday, 21 April 2024 12:50 PM

    The country is in midst of an economic Crisis. Instead of snivelling, complaining

    Jayasiri Monday, 22 April 2024 04:58 AM

    I had a first class Mathematics degree from the Univerisity of Colombo. My education was wasted because I could not find an employment even as a teacher in any school in Sri Lanka.

    Mahila Monday, 22 April 2024 10:45 AM


    melville perera Tuesday, 23 April 2024 07:53 PM

    it will be interesting to expose to the public his educational qualifications and school he attended and present occupation He appears to be highly qualified in rabble rousing than showing concern to neglect of educational value

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