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Pre-budget: Govt reveals 'more investment' for more teachers

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 27 May 2024, 7:43am
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Pre-budget: Govt reveals 'more investment' for more teachers

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 27 May 2024, 7:43am

The secondary teachers union says the Government's pre-Budget teacher recruitment announcement is a good start but it needs to ramp up.

Education Minister Erica Stanford's announced a 53-million dollar package to train and recruit 1500 teachers over four years.

It includes establishing 1200 places for aspiring teachers to learn on the job.

PPTA President Chris Abercrombie told Mike Hosking that there's a lot of demand for teachers coming from offshore.

He says it can take six months for a teacher to come here and trying to get a teacher that's a right fit for our system, is also an issue.

 

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