Why Nunavut struggles with a teacher shortage every year


The school year has already started in parts of Nunavut.

But in some grades, a teacher shortage has kids sitting at home while their peers go to school.

Our Kent Driscoll talked to Nunavut’s education minister – to find out what the territory can do about the lack of teachers.


Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.