Conservatives pledge to let off teachers from student loan repayments, reveals election manifesto

Industry leaders suggest teachers taking on subjects facing critical shortages such as science could have student debts cleared after five years.

 

Teachers are to be let off student loan repayments as a reward for not quitting their jobs, the Conservative Party has announced.

 

In its election manifesto, the party said it will offer forgiveness on payments for all new teachers in order to help them “remain in the profession”.

 

The proposals follow concerns over a teacher recruitment and retention crisis that has led to dramatic staff shortages across the country in recent years.

 

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