Student Teachers To Be Called In To Deal With Shortage

Absenteeism due to covid-19 is putting pressure on the demand for substitutes.

Student teachers could be called in to deal with a nationwide shortage.

Absenteeism due to covid-19 is putting pressure on the demand for substitutes, with the government now planning to hire 100 extra teachers to meet the demand.

Principal of Killeigh National School, Damien White says schools across Offaly are struggling to find cover on a daily basis.

The former president of the Irish Primary Principals' Network says more permanent solutions are needed to deal with the crisis:

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