By: Yu Kai-hsiang and Maubo Chang
Taipei, May 6 (CNA) Taipei will not recruit any new elementary school teachers
this year, the city’s Education Department said Wednesday, citing a decreasing number of students.
Chen Hsun-ho, secretary-general of the department, said the number of students in the city’s elementary schools will decrease by 3,000 in the 2015 academic year, which begins Aug. 1.
That means there will be 100 fewer classes than in the last academic year, therefore, the city will not recruit any new teachers through the open screening process this year, Chen said.
However, schools that require additional teaching staff may independently hire teachers in an acting position, he said. [FULL STORY]