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BU­L­AWAYO, Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 25, 1991 — The Re­gional Di­rec­tor of Ed­u­ca­tion for Mata­bele­land North, Mr Robert Gor­don, has re­minded ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cers that they are rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the min­istry and must there­fore be ex­em­plary in their con­duct.

Clos­ing a course for ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cers in Bu­l­awayo on Wed­nes­day, Mr Gor­don said: “As ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cers you are rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the min­istry, but, more than that, in the more re­mote ar­eas you may be the teach­ers’ only contact be­yond school level and in their eyes you are the min­istry.’’

Mr Gor­don, who de­scribed the of­fi­cers’ task as that of en­sur­ing that ef­fec­tive teach­ing and learn­ing was tak­ing place, said that this in­volved many things. He said that ed­u­ca­tional man­age­ment was a means of achiev­ing goals through the ef­forts of other peo­ple.

The course which was or­gan­ised by the min­istry’s Stan­dards Con­trol Unit, cov­ered su­per­vi­sion and re­port writ­ing, per­son­nel func­tion, pub­lic re­la­tions and guid­ance and coun­selling.

M,r Gor­don said that guid­ance and coun­selling was very im­por­tant be­cause it was rel­e­vant to the de­vel­op­ment of chil­dren.

The course was at­tended by 63 ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cers from Mata­bele­land North.

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