OAJ: Finland needs more teachers due to rise in asylum applications
Finland will have to recruit hundreds of new teachers due to the increase in the number of asylum seekers, the Trade Union of Education (OAJ) estimates. “The number of unaccompanied minors who have arrived in Finland this year is 2,000. A child is entitled to basic education immediately. Hundreds of new teachers are needed,” states Heljä Misukka, an education director at OAJ.
Die Welt reported on Sunday that Germany will recruit more than 8,000 teachers to cope with the 196,000 asylum seekers who have entered the national school system since the beginning of the year. Germany has predicted that a total of one million asylum seekers will have arrived in the country by year-end.