More than 500 male teachers have been posted to Maungtaw District, filling positions formerly held by female teachers, according to the Rakhine State Education Department yesterday.
The vacancies occurred after the department allowed female teachers to transfer to their hometowns as the townships in Maungtaw were not easily accessible.
Since then more than 280 male teachers have been posted to schools in Maungtaw Township and 253 to Buthidaung Township.
All the teachers who were appointed are initially daily-waged. They will be appointed as permanent teachers after receiving teachership training and after a one-year probationary period, said U Aung Kyaw Tun, Rakhine State Education Department.
The education officer met with the newly-appointed teachers recently at Basic Education High School-1 in Maungtaw.
“I am delighted to teach children and to undertake the duty of a teacher who plays a role in shaping their future,” said U Aye Tun, who was recently appointed at the Basic Education Primary School in Tayin Village in Maungtaw Township.