Around 600 teachers in regions of Latvia left job due to vaccination rules

Since November 15, when stricter rules on vaccination entered into force for employees in several professions, over 600 teachers left work in regional schools, Ināra Dundure, advisor to the Latvian Association of Local Governments, told Latvian Radio December 8.

Altogether, there are more than 28 thousand educators in the country. She stressed that the problem of lack of teachers was not new, but these were the consequences of an issue that had not been solved for several years.

Dundure also said that a new problem had emerged: many young people getting burned out and leaving the teacher job. To compensate for the lack of teachers, a greater burden is placed on the shoulders of the remaining employees, or it is necessary to change the procedures in the training process in the middle of the year.

The lack of teachers is also affected by the aging of the staff. There is currently half the number of young educators than that of a decade ago.

It was already reported that around 200 school staff in Rīga had left their job due to the vaccination requirement.

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