Tue, 15 Aug 2000

Purbalingga lacking teachers

PURBALINGGA, Central Java: As many as 568 elementary schools in 237 villages in the regency of Purbalingga need more than 1,000 teachers, regent Triyono Budi Sasongko said here on Monday.

He said a large number of teachers had retired, while the new ones had yet to be officially appointed due to bureaucratic reasons.

"Of the 1,021 teachers we need, 729 are sports teachers," he said.

He said that official appointments of new teachers was done by the Ministry of National Education's office in Jakarta. (45/sur)