Structural checks continue and more teachers hired for new school year


    Structural checks are being completed at schools across the country, to detect and address earthquake damage before the opening of the new academic term on Monday.

    This assurance comes from the Education Ministry in the wake of a 6.8 magnitude earthquake last week Wednesday, which caused damage to a number of buildings.

    And aside from physical structures, the Ministry also insists that manpower is also being looked at, with over 300 teachers and school social workers added to the roster.

    It says contracts were given to over 70 Early Childhood Care and Education teachers, over 50 primary level teachers have been appointed, and over 60 secondary school teachers have been added across the country.

    Over 150 school social workers have also reportedly been added to the Student Support Services Division.

    The Ministry says teacher training has been a major part of the vacation period, with a focus on Special Education, Information and Communication Technology, Clinical Supervision, Measurement and Evaluation in Technical and Vocational Education.