Minister with responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda, has responded to some of the proposals made by his Opposition counterpart, Peter Bunting, to address the critical shortage of teachers.
Samuda, who asserted that efforts have already been made to quickly get more trained teachers into the system, disclosed that there are also plans to increase the use of technology for content delivery.
Bunting presented the proposals on Thursday after the Education Ministry revealed that 390 public sector teachers have resigned since September last year.
According to Bunting, the scholarship system for teacher training with the UWI and UTECH should be re-established to boost the number of teachers in the system.
Samuda says significant amounts are already being spent to facilitate teacher training, adding that more use of technology to address the chronic teacher shortage, will include teachers giving lessons from a remote location to several students.