Advice to MEC Barbara Creecy

2010-03-23 13:39

The giant step that you have taken to call back ex-teachers to try

to find solution for the system of education that has been so infested with

challenges that has let to the down grading of the status of education in the

country is applauded.

The MEC needs to be reminded that most of these ex-teachers left

the system at the crucial time when they were most needed, that is during the

implementation of the new curriculum system as they realise that they could no

longer stand for the heat in the kitchen.

What commitment or passion is the MEC

expecting from these teachers who in the first place have abandoned the children

who are the future of this country, to register their discontentment towards the

new curriculum system?

Will this action not create anarchy in education whereby teachers

who are currently in the system, especially those from achieving schools, to

claim a share in the allocation put aside for the ex-teachers in a form of

bonuses for their good performance, commitment and passion?

On the other hand teachers from previously disadvantaged schools

may also claim a share in the allocation stating their shortcomings in achieving

as a result of poor infrastructure and material and not human resource.

Those on

the rural and farm schools may hope that time has come that the MEC will now

recognise their commitment, passion and dedication of serving where most

teachers would not easily want to serve and claim a share in the form of

allowance from the allocation.

As for the essential subjects, training can be given to those

teachers who are currently offering them.

Universities can also be involved to

prepare students for this purpose. MEC please explore more alternative options

in handling this challenge.

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