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Bahamian teacher shortage looming, BUT calls for reinstatement of grants

#Bahamas, August 19, 2017 – Nassau – The public Education sector of The Bahamas will soon face a shortage in teaching staff if swift action is not taken.    A talk with media following the tour of the Stephen Dillet Primary school on Wednesday gave the Bahamas Union of Teachers president, Belinda Wilson the chance to express her concern over the rate of retiring versus the rate of hiring.

More teachers are exiting the system said Wilson, and she said it means that the Government will need to revive some old policies where more funding is providing specifically for those who want to pursue a teaching career.    Wilson said the #BUT is prepared to work with the Ministry in identifying those ready to take on the noble profession; she said her first nominees would be from among the current teachers’ aides on staff at government schools.

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