With the shortage of teachers nationwide becoming more serious, the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education has decided to allow third-year university students to take the teacher recruitment exam to be held in the 2023 academic year.By providing early opportunities to take the exam, it is a measure to prevent the outflow of human resources who want to become teachers to private companies, etc., and it is expected that the number of applicants will increase.

 According to the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education, public school teacher employment examinations in the prefecture are currently open to fourth-year university students, but starting in fiscal 4, third-year university students will be allowed to take the written exams and other primary screenings. .

 Candidates who pass the first screening can take the teacher employment examination in the following year from the second screening.If you do not pass the first screening, but have reached the standard score in the "general/teaching" exam, you will be exempted from the first screening in the next year's teacher employment exam.

 In addition, from 1, we will expand the exemption from the first screening to those who have experience as instructors, establish a new examination center in Tokyo, and integrate electronic application procedures.

 Fourth-year university students usually had to do teaching practice at the same time as exams, and this was a heavy burden.One of the reasons why teachers shy away from teaching is that job offers are later than at private companies.Kinichi Toyohita, Superintendent of Education, gave an explanation at the Fukui Prefectural Assembly Special Committee on Budget and Settlement, and revealed that he believes this measure will lead to an increase in the number of applicants.

 The shortage of qualified teachers has developed into a serious problem nationwide, such as people avoiding working long hours.The number of applicants for the teacher employment examination in Fukui Prefecture has been decreasing year by year, and in 2022, there were 695 applicants, and the application ratio was 2.75 times, the lowest ever.

reference:[Fukui Prefectural Board of Education] Regarding changes in the FYXNUMX teacher recruitment examination (implemented in FYXNUMX) (summary) (PDF)

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