Victoria Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu
Massive Maths And Science Boost For Kids Under Coalition
Victor P Taffa
- $29.3 Million Investment in Extra Maths and Science Teachers
- 100 Science and Maths Specialists in Primary Schools
- 400 Scholarships for Science Graduates
A Coalition Government will supercharge Victoria’s Primary School Curriculum by recruiting 100 Maths and Science Specialists and offering 400 Teaching Scholarships for Science Graduates, Victorian Liberal Nationals Coalition leader Ted Baillieu announced today.
Speaking at Glendal Primary School in Glen Waverley, Mr. Baillieu said the Coalition’s $29.3 Million Plan will provide more curriculum options by giving Victorian Primary Students access to World-Class Maths and Science Specialists and Extra Teachers with a Degree in Science.
“A Coalition Government will fix the education system and build the future by enabling Victorian Students to reach their potential.” Mr. Baillieu said.
“Under Labor, Primary students wanting to learn Maths and Science are held back by the shortage of Properly Qualified Teachers.”
“Teachers and students are struggling because of a shortage of specialists to help them develop technical skills and understanding.” Mr. Baillieu said.
Under the Coalition’s plan, 100 Specialist Maths and Science Teachers will be employed to work with teachers across the state and provide advanced tuition and training for students.
The Coalition is also committed to ensuring students studying maths and science in schools can access teachers with professionally recognised science qualifications.
Under Premier John Brumby, a shortage of maths and science teachers has seen many Victorian Students with a genuine desire to pursue maths and science studies miss out.
“The Coalition’s plan will give scholarships to 400 Science Graduates 100 per year over four years to study a one-year Diploma of Education and become teachers in Victoria’s Government Schools.” Mr. Baillieu said.
“This plan will give Victorian students the access they deserve to professionally-recognised Science and Maths Specialists.” Mr. Baillieu said
A Coalition Government will also work with other States and Territories to ensure Maths and Science remain central to any future National Curriculum Guidelines.
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