An LNP Government will hire an additional 3350 teachers and 760 teacher aides across Queensland over the next four years in a major education boost for Queensland schools.
The $1.05 billion commitment is part of the LNP’s plan to build a stronger economy and secure our children’s future.
LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said investing in schools and providing a world-class education to Queensland kids was a key part of the LNP’s economic plan to get Queensland working again.
“The LNP will invest in education and get back to basics in schools as part of our economic recovery plan,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Our plan to build a stronger economy means we can invest more in our schools and employ more teachers and teacher aides.
“Queensland kids need a secure economic future and that won’t happen without a comprehensive plan to boost education.
“Investing in education will support local families and lay the foundation for our kids to get ahead in life.
“The LNP’s plan will mean a better education for our kids which will secure our children’s future.”
LNP Shadow Minister for Education Jarrod Bleijie said the major education announcement is on the back of the LNP’s plan to get back to basics by decluttering the curriculum, air conditioning every state school classroom, introducing a phonics screen check to boost reading and continuing the Independent Public Schools program.
“Recent reports of looming teacher shortages in areas like Mackay and Cairns are a sign of Labor’s education failures,” Mr Bleijie said.
“We want to encourage more school leavers to become teachers and take on more mature-age recruits as well.
“The lure of secure employment should be attractive particularly in a recession.
“Only the LNP has a comprehensive plan to provide a world-class education across Queensland.”