Only two first-time teachers placed in national schools for new academic year

Putting the crisis in the teaching profession into sharp focus, national tabloid Correio da Manhã has revealed that this year only two first-time teachers have gained places – when nationally 1000 are qualified every year.

The women have been teaching languages in Alcochete and Loures – but neither has what could be called a full-time post.

They have been hired to teach just eight hours per week.

As teacher Arlindo Ferreira has commented on his blog, it shows the “renovation” of teaching rolls – following last years 1400 retirements – is just not happening.

Meantime, CM reports that a thousand teachers are leaving university every year, “but they cannot work”.

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