Published On: Thu, May 12th, 2011

India plans to hire 10,000 teachers from Taiwan

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India is planning to hire around 10,000 teachers from Taiwan to meet the growing demand for Chinese language classes. This was revealed by Taiwan’s education ministry recently. Union Minister for Human Resource and Development Kapil Sibal has pitched the proposal of hiring teachers during a meeting with Taiwan’s education minister Wu Ching-ji in India last week, an education official said.

The official also added that Sibal mentioned about the strong demand for Chinese teachers as about 10,000 Indian high schools currently offer Chinese classes, or plan to do so.

Taipei will set up a taskforce to train India-bound teachers and hold more talks with New Delhi by the end of this year on the teaching programme, she said.

India’s Education Ministry could not be immediately reached for comment. Chinese is also the official language in Taiwan, which split from China in 1949 after a civil war. Taiwan has previously supplied Chinese language teachers to France, the United States and Vietnam, according to the education ministry.