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Ninety Teachers Retire At 55 In 2017

According to deputy permanent secretary Timoci Bure they would be replaced by those that had been selected to join the teaching profession in 2018. A total of 90 teachers retired
04 Jan 2018 10:00
Ninety Teachers Retire At 55 In 2017
Teachers sitting their test at Jai Narayan College as part of the selection process required by the Ministry of Education on January 2, 2018 Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau.

According to deputy permanent secretary Timoci Bure they would be replaced by those that had been selected to join the teaching profession in 2018.

A total of 90 teachers retired on reaching the age of 55 in 2017.

This figure was released by the Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education Timoci Bure on behalf of the Permanent Secretary Iowane Tiko.

According to Mr Bure they would be replaced by those that had been selected to join the teaching profes­sion in 2018.

He said,” The selection would be made after those who had applied for a teaching post had sat the Teachers Test on January 2”.

Mr Bure said the rest would fill in the 1235 new teaching posts for this year”.

The new postings, he said, should be known on Monday, January 8.

For those posted to the maritime schools he said they should check with the Government Shipping Ser­vice (GSS) as they had the shipping schedules for ships travelling to Yasayasa Moala, Northern Lau, Up­per Southern Lau, Lower Southern Lau, Lomaiviti and Rotuma.

The ministry he said was urging all teachers to be at their schools on January 10.

Classroom teaching begins on January 15.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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