Friday, November 18, 2005

Teacher shortage by 2008

A study by the Educator Labour Relations Council has raised serious concerns of a severe shortage of teachers by 2008. The study, conducted in conjunction with the Human Sciences Research Council, found low job satisfaction and a lack of career advancement are the main reasons for teachers leaving the profession in search of other opportunities. It discovered that teachers are unhappy with working conditions, and many suffer from high stress levels due to problems with administration and the current education system. The research also found that HIV and Aids contributed to the declining number of teachers, with 12-point-7 percent of teachers currently infected with the virus. HSRC spokesperson, Professor Karl Peltzer, elaborates…


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