MP Rosemary Barton calls for ‘culture change’ as it has been revealed that less than a quarter of teachers in Northern Ireland are men

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The education ministry admitted it needs to do more to encourage men to teach after it was revealed that less than a quarter of all staff were male.

he statistics, released today by the Belfast Telegraph, show that of the 20,410 teachers currently employed locally, only 22.8% are men compared to 77.2% women.

Gender inequality is more pronounced in primary schools, with 84.5% of teachers being women and only 15.5% men.


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