The teacher shortage is estimated at approximately 11,000. About it reported Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova at a plenary meeting in the State Duma.
“We are carrying out the corresponding work, including through the implementation of the Zemstvo Teacher project. You know this project, 5,000 people have already been attracted to the profession,” she said at a plenary meeting in the State Duma, delivering a report “On the situation of children and families with children in the Russian Federation.”
At the same time, the Deputy Prime Minister noted that in Russia the number of people wishing to enter the teaching profession is growing. In 2023, 75,000 people entered universities to study pedagogical specialties; the target enrollment numbers increased by 21%.
October 5 Golikova reported, that during the 2023 admissions campaign, the competition for teaching specialties in universities was 12 people per place. 905,000 applications were submitted to higher education institutions for the teaching profession. According to the Deputy Prime Minister, many young teachers come to schools, and the state’s task is to create conditions so that the profession is “even more in demand and respected.”