Friday 29 May 2020

Fund to help graduates stream into teaching has almost been spent

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The money set aside by the government to help people without teaching qualifications stream into teaching is almost finished, Trouw reported on Friday.

The education ministry had allocated €3.2m to help people become teachers but the limit has already been reached in some sectors, a spokesman for the DUO education funding body told the paper.

The fund is open to help people with a university or college degree go through teacher training and a school could claim up to €20,000 per trainee on their books.

The money allocated to trade schools (mbo) has now dried up and the same situation has almost been reached in primary schools, Trouw said.

The Netherlands has a major shortage of teachers – up to 3,000 according to some estimates.

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