World short of 69 million teachers

13 September 2017 - 174   - 1

The world is short of 69 million teachers despite a lot of global talent, and trying to fill this gap is one of the main challenges in education across the globe, says Tom Hooper, CEO and Founder of Third Space Learning in UK. 
Speaking at the opening of the new facility of Third Space Global (TSG) at the Orion City in Colombo on Wednesday, Mr. Hooper however added that this is a solvable problem. Technology has the power to teach students around the world. 
Sri Lanka is a hub for talent. The vision of TSG is building confidence and providing access to everyone, including the ones who are disadvantaged. “There are 200 tutors today here in Sri Lanka teaching primary school Math for kids in UK via online. We are looking forward to expand the number of tutors to 300 and more in the coming years,” he stated. 
TSG in Sri Lanka CEO, Roshan Nilaweera noted, “Being in Sri Lanka for two years we have very big ambitions for TSG. Growth of the company will take place in different levels such as doubling the staff, new offices across the island and help serve people who we work with.” (Raj)         



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  • Upanie Fernando Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:47 AM

    Third Space Global has set up their standards in online teaching in order to deliver quality sessions to primary kids in UK.

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