(PLO)- The first semester is coming to an end, but the shortage of teachers at all levels in many places, even some kindergartens have to “lower standards” still can’t find people.
Reporting to the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and the Ministry of Education and Training on the opening of the new school year, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training said that in the 2022-2023 school year, all grades from preschool to high school have recruited 3,244 new teachers. . The whole city still lacks 5,939 full-time teachers.
Currently, many schools and localities continue to recruit but still do not have enough people.
Hiring a nanny without a degree
Ho Chi Minh City has a serious shortage of nannies, so some units accept to recruit untrained nannies.
On the Internet, many kindergartens set up fanpages to recruit nannies without a degree, but still do not recruit enough people. Due to the great recruitment demand, so that information does not drift, many schools post information every few days and “hunt” candidates.
At primary level, schools are in short supply of English and informatics teachers. In the photo: Students at Thanh An Primary School, Can Gio district in a computer class. Photo: HB
According to information on a fanpage, we went to a preschool in Go Vap district to apply for a job. This facility has a need to recruit a teacher, a nanny and although we have mentioned many times that they have not been trained in child care, the owner of the facility still insists that it is not a problem.
“Currently, there is one girl, in her third grade, who doesn’t teach, mainly cleans children. I prepared for her a job application, a health certificate, my highest degree, otherwise, a III degree is fine, “- said the owner of this establishment.
According to PV’s research, the recruitment of untrained nannies takes place not only in family groups but also in private preschools. Anyone can apply for this position, as long as they are of working age. For nannies without a degree, the salary ranges from 5.5-6.5 million VND/month.
As a rule, to work as a nanny in a school, a person must have a training certificate of 3-6 months and must be practiced in preschool facilities. The nanny must also have skills in taking care of children’s health, ensuring the safety of children, having knowledge of nutrition, understanding psychology, reading actions and must have love for children to overcome anger.
Therefore, “lowering standards” with untrained and untrained nannies has many potential risks.
Recruitment innovation still hard enough People
Ho Chi Minh City is starting to recruit teachers for the second phase, and the Education and Training Departments of districts are struggling to recruit teachers, especially preschool teachers, English teachers, and computer science teachers at primary level; Teacher of music, art and technology at secondary school level.
Besides opening many recruitment rounds during the year, localities innovated ways to attract recruitment sources. The purpose is not only to recruit enough and quality teachers, but also to retain teachers with the locality.
Thu Duc City is the locality that organizes the 2nd round of recruitment the earliest. Target to recruit 1,237 officials, including 1,000 teachers.
Mr. Nguyen Thai Vinh Nguyen, Head of Education and Training Department of Thu Duc City, said that in this recruitment round, candidates will send their resumes online to facilitate candidates not only locally but also in other provinces and cities.
“We hope to recruit enough, but recruitment at this time is not favorable because the school year has started for two or three months. Most of the candidates working in the education industry already have stable jobs. Therefore, this recruitment is for candidates who need to work in Thu Duc City. In the coming time, we will have priority surveys to transfer teachers from other districts, districts, provinces and cities to Thu Duc city “- Mr. Nguyen said.
According to Mr. Nguyen, the team of teachers is not enough, it is difficult to carry out educational work, especially professional work. Schools that lack teachers can still sign labor contracts, but full-time teachers are important. “The number set this time is quite large, and if there is not enough recruitment, the education sector has a plan for units to assign teams to take on additional work or contracts to ensure professional work” – Mr. Nguyen speak.
According to the head of the Department of Education and Training of Thu Duc City, the application deadline has expired, but only about 400 candidates have applied for the job and Thu Duc City still puts the quality of teachers on top, not following the quantity.
And Mr. Doan Boi Ngoc, Head of the Education and Training Department in District 4, said that in the first phase, the district recruited 100 teachers, but the number of applications was less than half. The second target is to recruit 80 employees. Currently, the industry has difficulties in recruiting teachers of technology, music, fine arts, civic education…
“In order to attract recruitment sources, after being recruited, the district will arrange teachers to teach in the best environment. District 4 will find all ways to attract teachers to work in the district,” said Mr. Ngoc.
“The school is in need of recruiting music and civic education teachers. However, recruitment is difficult because there are no registered candidates, on the contrary, there are positions where many people apply but the capacity is not met” – Ms. Tran Thi Thuy An, Principal of Quang Trung Secondary School, District 4, see.
According to Ms. An, if teachers cannot be recruited, they will continue to invite visiting teachers.
Suggestions and suggestions to solve the shortage of teachers
Minister of Education and Training NGUYEN KIM SON:
Salary increase, preferential allowances
One of the steps to solve the shortage of teachers is to review and re-arrange the network of educational institutions from preschool to high school. The Prime Minister has also directed this. The Ministry of Education and Training has directed that in the past two years, very positive results have been obtained. However, it is also necessary to continue to implement because each province, each locality, the review and arrangement is still different.
On the other hand, it is necessary to urgently recruit the old number and actively recruit according to the new quota.
According to the Education Law 2019, we want to raise the standard of teachers and there is a phenomenon that the number of teachers according to the old standards who have been trained in colleges has not yet met the new standard (ie according to the old standard), the roadmap From now until 2030, it is necessary to complete the training and raise standards.
In order to have a good recruitment source, the Ministry of Education and Training has calculated many solutions such as improving the capacity of pedagogical universities. In addition, the Ministry of Education and Training will conduct a review of legal documents, institutions and policies related to teachers. In particular, the issue of salary increase and special preferential allowances for preschool teachers and primary school teachers must be implemented urgently to solve the life of teachers. A very important point is to improve the working environment and provide professional support for teachers.
Grandfather NGUYEN BAO QUOC, Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training:
Direct teaching combined with online English, 3rd grade informatics
For schools that do not have enough teachers to directly teach English and informatics subjects, they may sign a labor contract and the funding source will comply with regulations.
The Departments of Education and Training and educational institutions review schools, schools, and the number of classes that are not qualified to teach face-to-face combined with online virtual classes for these two subjects. At the same time, the school arranges a team of core teachers with online teaching capabilities to support, arrange a scientific timetable to implement the plan of inter-school teachers, teaching at many schools. At the same time, arrange teachers to be directly present in the classrooms to observe, support, guide and coordinate the assessment of students’ learning results.
Grandma Van Thi Bach Tuyet, Deputy Head DTask Force of the Ho Chi Minh City National Assembly Delegation:
Pay attention to the teacher’s income
The Department of Education and Training and the districts have had solutions to overcome such as linking with universities to train staff and organize recruitment. In particular, recently when they went to survey in a district, because they could not recruit teachers for each subject, they sent teachers of many subjects to study to teach in order to ensure the program. The above solution has shown the initiative of the unit, which may not be in accordance with regulations.
Through the survey, many districts share the current teacher’s income is not high. Fortunately, there was Resolution 03 of the city over the past time, so it was able to retain teachers. In the long run, the basis and income of teachers need to be calculated. The delegation proposed to the Department of Education and Training to continue to have suggestions on how to increase the income of teachers, help them stabilize, and wholeheartedly focus on the career of growing people.