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Jobless up, major teacher shortages

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Offline Alfie

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The unemployment rate for the second quarter of the year has risen to 0.92 per cent, or 360,000 people, the Labour Ministry reported on Wednesday.

The jobless rate for the first quarter of 2012 stood at 0.66 per cent, or 260,000 people.

According to the ministry, 42.2 per cent of the unemployed were new university graduates, 23.38 per cent had secondary-school education, 13.68 per cent had high school education and 13.44 per cent had elementary education. The rest did not complete elementary education or had no education at all.

Diploma holders and people with vocational education or higher vocational education certificates had a higher chance of getting work related to what they studied because the number of job applicants was lower.

The number of new university graduates applying for work was two to four times the number of job vacancies in the market, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, the Education Ministry's Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) reported that a total of 58,805 teachers are needed to fill the vacancies in schools across the country.

The Obec said it had raised the issue with the Office of the Civil Service Commission, which had agreed to supply 3,913 additional teachers for schools this year.

The Obec listed the number of experienced teachers needed for each subject.

Mathematics ranked first with 8,255 vacancies to be filled.

English language came a close second with 7,884 vacant positions.

Read more here: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/310958/unemployment-up-60000-teachers-wanted


0.66 per cent is pretty low, but why such a shortage of teachers?


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what happened to the bunch of teachers from UK ? they went AWOL ? lol


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what happened to the bunch of teachers from UK ? they went AWOL ? lol

There were only 67 of them: http://korat-farang.com/forum/index.php?topic=3533.0.

I'm pretty sure the article above is talking about Thai teachers teaching English.