Sentani, Jubi – Jayapura Regency said it need 500 teachers more to serve in early childhood and primary education.
“We still need as many as 500 teachers for basic education, such as pre-school, kindergarten and elementary school as well,” said Jayapura Regent Matius Awoitau in Sentani on Wednesday (23/3/2016).
The local government took an effort to fulfill the teachers’ requirement by hiring some educators to place in each level of basic education.
“Gradually, we will do this effort. Those who contracted as teacher would be evaluated within a year. The evaluation result would determine whether their contract could be extended or replaced by new recruitment,” he said.
The regent also asked the relevant office to calculate the number of teachers and, including identifying the schools in teachers’ needs.
“Based on data from relevant office, we would identify which schools have lack of teachers and how many teachers they need,” he said.
Meanwhile the Head of Jayapura Education Office Alpius Toam admitted to coordinate with several schools that need more teachers.
“We cannot make recruitment in large number, we need a sort of data on teacher’s requirement from each school. Therefore in near future we will coordinate with schools that lack of teachers,” Toam said. (Engel Wally/rom)