BUCHAREST, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Moldovan government decided to raise the salary by 45 percent for the teachers with experience up to three years, starting Dec. 1, according to news reaching here Tuesday from the Moldovan media.
"The young who graduated Ion Creanga Teaching University can get employed now. Previously, the beginner salary was 4,179 lei (244 U.S. dollars), now they will have 6,067 lei," Minister of Finances Octavian Armasu was quoted as saying Tuesday by local news site publika.md.
The authorities hoped that the lack of teachers in schools and kindergartens will be solved by the higher salaries.
The government has also recently decided that more than 1,500 young specialists, assigned to education institutions in the country, will receive increased allowances in the first three years of their work.
According to the Ministry of Education, the state institutions have a shortage of two thousand teachers.
"We need teachers of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Physical Education, Romanian language, Foreign languages," said Angela Cutasevici, state secretary at the Ministry of Education.
"Starting Dec. 1, the situation will completely change," said Nicolae Chicus, the rector of Ion Creanga University.