A disciplinary board will also be formed which will be able to suspend the teacher if the he or she is reported and deemed to be unsuitable or commits a crime.
“If we want to improve the quality in Swedish schools we have to focus on the teachers. We are introducing a new teachers training and put a lot of resources on further education. A teachers certificate will be a stamp of quality,” he said.
But some concerns have been raised.
A licence for teachers has been debated before but since there are too few qualified teachers in Sweden the schools could face problems especially since an unqualified teacher will not be allowed to grade students, Carl-Gustaf Stawström, at the Swedish Association of Independent Schools, told news agency TT.
Private schools in Sweden in general have more unqualified teachers and in total an about 20 percent of all teachers in Sweden are unqualified.