The number of candidates who have registered for the competitions for access to the teaching profession is 185,000, announced on Friday, December 9, the Minister of National Education, Pap Ndiaye. Registrations closed on December 2.
With an increase of “9% in the first degree” and “4% in the second degree”, “there is something better than last year, for sure, which was a very difficult year”, said the Minister of National Education on Franceinfo. A “little better” which however is not enough “not to reverse the trend”, according to him. Especially since“then there are the tests, and you have to look at who comes and who is admitted”he added.
In public service competitions, “there are people who register and who do not show up, so we will have to take stock regularly from the spring”continued Mr. Ndiaye, who judged that “the general conditions for the coming school year will not be fundamentally different from the previous school year”.
Faced with the lack of candidates, the ministry had extended enrollment in the first and second degrees (primary and secondary education) by two weeks. At the end of the competitions last July, more than 4,000 positions were not filled, leading the Ministry of Education to resort to an increased number of contract workers, who are less trained than the incumbents.
Source: Le Monde