Europe needs 18,000 teachers by 2015: expert

July 22nd, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS  


Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) At the present primary pupil-teacher ratio, there will be a requirement of another 18,000 primary school teachers by 2015 in Europe, an expert said here Tuesday. David Day, head of Life Long Learning, London said at a seminar on “Career for a teacher in Europe” here that British schools and colleges desperately need teachers with modern skills to enrich their curriculum and there are estimated 15-20 percent vacancies for teachers in London.

According to the office of National statistics in Britain, at the present primary pupil-teacher ratio, there will be a requirement of another 18,000 primary school teachers by 2015 in Europe, said Day.

The seminar was organised by Aryans group of institutes, Chandigarh in collaboration with London school of management education (LSME), London.

A team from London under the leadership of Ravi Kumar, managing director, LSME addressed the seminar about the career opportunities for teachers in Europe.

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