THE EDUCATION ministry hopes to offer jobs to unemployed teachers on a part-time basis for the coming school year it said yesterday.
The ministry is hoping to hire between 500 and 700 for all-day schools. “We want to support unemployed teachers and so priority will be given to the many teachers out of work,” acting head of primary education Elpidoforos Neocleous said.
Neocleous was not able to say exactly how many positions would be opened because the municipality first has to see how many children will attend the optional all-day schools.
“There are 120 optional and 14 compulsory all-day primary schools and 45 pre-schools,” he said. “We will not know exactly how many part-time teachers we will need until we see parents’ interest.”
Morning school ends at 1.05pm and children staying on in the all-day school programme leave at around 4pm. Part-time teachers will be needed in the compulsory all-day schools for specialised projects such as, taekwondo and ballet.
“Teachers needed for the compulsory all-day school will only be a few because they are needed to teach subjects which full-time teachers are not trained in,” Neocleous added.
Part-time teachers will work for up to eight hours a week and will receive around €20- €22 an hour.
Teachers will be required to pay their own social security. Provisions for a thirteenth salary and a health care plan are not included.
Applications are not yet available but will be soon. The deadline for applications is August 23 at midday.
Anyone wanting to apply must be a primary education teacher, a special education teacher or a pre-school teacher.
For more information visit the website http://www.moec.gov.cy or call 22809543 or 22800795