Thursday, January 06, 2005

UNESCO warns of shortfall of 25 million teachers

New Kerala (India) article:

"A top official of UNESCO Thursday warned that there would be a shortfall of 25 million teachers globally in the next few years if urgent steps were not taken to accelerate the teachers training programs.

"Mir Asghar Husain, a UNESCO director for educational policies and strategies, said that his organisation was taking necessary steps in this direction as the shortage of teachers was more acute in the 25 Sub-Saharan countries.

"He said the scourge of AIDS was also claiming lives of a large number of teachers in these countries, making the crisis more acute. "

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