Some 100 extra specialist maths and science teachers for Victorian government primary schools would be recruited by a coalition government, the opposition says.
As part of the $29.3 million plan, a coalition government would offer 400 scholarships for university science graduates.
“If we are going to build Victoria’s future then part of that is definitely going to be through the education system,” Victorian Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu told reporters at Glendal Primary School in Glen Waverley.
Advertisement: Story continues below “What we find now when it comes to science and maths is that there is a shortage of teaching specialists, a shortage of maths teachers, science teachers and those with a science background.”
Glendal Primary School is in the electorate of Mount Waverley, which is Labor’s most marginal seat.
The scholarships would fund science graduates to study a one-year Diploma of Education to become teachers in government schools.