Gov’t schools hire 40 new teachers

Dozens of new specialist teachers and teaching assistants have been hired for Cayman Islands public schools and about 10 more are due to be hired, Education Minister Tara Rivers told the Legislative Assembly Friday.

Under parliamentary questioning, Minister Rivers said a total of 50 positions – including 27 assistant teachers and 23 specialist teachers – were approved in the Ministry of Education’s current budget.

Ten specialist positions remain to be appointed, the minister said.

The teaching assistants were sent to eight different primary schools on Grand Cayman, but Ms. Rivers said she did not have a complete list of where all the new hires had been placed.

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