the focus would be on critical subjects such as Mathematics, Mandarin, Physical Education and English, for which there was a shortage of teachers.
So what happens when you don't have a 'critical subject' option? Switch? ICT is not on the list so now I am imagining an ICT optionist learning how to throw a javelin so he can switch options. Hmm, the way you grip the javelin is actually similar to the way you grip the mouse. Just change the angle... and the javelin goes between the index and middle finger.
Well, whatever it may be, there will no longer be guaranteed jobs for teachers beginning next year (and in fact, some graduates are already hanging around...).