More than 800 vacancies exist for retired teachers to teach English, science and mathematics at schools in the East,
The one-year teaching contracts were announced by the Eastern Province Ministry of Education.Applications are invited from retired trained teachers and graduates from around the country. There are 605 vacancies for English teachers, 148 for mathematic teachers, and 119 for science teachers. Preference will be given to applicants based in the Eastern province. Salaries will be calculated on the basis of the applicants’ last salary at the time of retirement. The deadline for applications is December 20.
According to Eastern Province Education Ministry official Upali Weerawardene, the one-year teaching contracts will be extended, depending on the teachers’ performance.
Teachers trained in English, maths and science are required in 11 zones in the east: Batticaloa, Kalkudah, Paddiruppu, Trincomalee, Mutur, Kantale, Kalmunai, Akkaraipattu, Sammanthurai, Batticaloa Central, and Ampara.
Meanwhile, 261 Tamil-medium and 45 Sinhala-medium volunteer teachers will be appointed as teacher assistants in schools in the Eastern Province’s various education zones.
Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan is scheduled to hand over appointment letters to Tamil medium teacher assistants in Batticaloa on December 20, and on the same day, in Ampara, the Eastern Province Education Minister will hand over appointment letters to Sinhala medium teacher-assistants.
The teacher assistants will receive a monthly salary of Rs. 3,000 until they graduate and qualify as trained teachers, said provincial education ministry sources.