Teaching profession sees boom among young people

Teaching profession sees boom among young people
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Enrolment has increased in Wallonia-Brussels in almost all courses that lead to teaching careers, according to figures from Ares (Research and Higher Education Academy), La Libre published on Monday.

Overall, enrolment in the educational sector has increased by 16%, with the most dramatic increase for upper secondary education (43%).  It would seem that the reason for the shortage of teachers is not to be found there, La Libre wrote. 

According to ARES’ Director Julien Nicaise, you must look at the number of teachers required per school: “With less than ten students per full-time teacher in secondary education, French education is one of the most generous in Europe on this indicator.” 

The students’ demographic boom is also part of the equation. The number of students increased by 7% in 20 years. 

For Nicaise, the challenge is essentially to keep graduates within the profession.

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