MORE teachers will gradually be returning to the classrooms in the Valencia Region. Around 5,000 teachers have been lost in recent years as a result of the cuts, but that trend will be reversed as the regional government announces the recruitment of over a thousand new teachers.
Minister for Education, Vicent Marza, said the plans will start with the increase in 174 primary teachers and an additional 900 teachers in secondary schools.
The move aims to reduce the number of students per class from 30 to 25 in primary schools and from 35 to 30 per class in secondary.
A budget of €10 million is to be made available for teacher training and more will be invested in school infrastructure. Marza describes the budget as ‘honest, sincere and realistic.’