Monday, 30 December 2013 - 10:38
Shortage of primary school teachers in NL
The Netherlands will face a shortage of primary school teachers in the coming years, according to the National Federation of Christian Trade Unions in the Netherlands (CNV). Classroom / Wikipedia The union on Monday said a shortage of 2,000 teachers is expected by 2017. In order to address shortage of teachers, more students should be encouraged to apply for teacher training. The recent trend shows that graduates are looking and applying for other jobs. According to union, older teachers should also be encouraged to retire early so new graduates can get space.