Mon, 31 Oct 1994

N. Sumatra needs 17,000 teachers

MEDAN, North Sumatra: The province is in need of more than 17,000 teachers to support their new nine-year compulsory school, a local official said Saturday.

The lack of teachers is a pressing problem facing schools here, particularly in isolated regions and resettlement areas, said Baharudin Lubis, chief of provincial education and culture.

According to Baharudin, there are 1,680 schools with 10,404 teachers across the province, Antara reported. (pan)