NO EX­CUSES

DRUM - - Ed's Note -

Teach­ers are the heart of any ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem and it’s a pity some of them seem to be obliv­i­ous to this.

They fail to ded­i­cate them­selves to their work and blame the depart­ment of ed­u­ca­tion and learn­ers for poor per­for­mance.

In the past, poor re­sults in black com­mu­ni­ties were caused by the un­equal al­lo­ca­tion of state re­sources.

Today’s pub­lic schools get enough money and re­sources from the state. In schools where the re­sults keep de­te­ri­o­rat­ing it’s ob­vi­ous the avail­able re­sources are un­der-utilised.

The com­puter labs are fully func­tional in many schools yet there are many teach­ers who aren’t com­puter lit­er­ate.

Those teach­ers de­prive learn­ers who are ea­ger to ac­quire com­puter skills and they ul­ti­mately de­prive the na­tion of the re­quired skills for de­vel­op­ment.

Teach­ers need to take per­sonal

de­vel­op­ment and cur­ricu­lum de­liv­ery is­sues se­ri­ously.

They must keep on em­pow­er­ing them­selves in or­der to em­power learn­ers.

Good teach­ers hon­our their call­ing by pro­duc­ing smart learn­ers who pass with dis­tinc­tions.

Teach­ing is the foun­da­tion of all pro­fes­sions. To build a strong house you need a solid foun­da­tion.

Teach­ers must take their pro­fes­sion se­ri­ously. SELAELO MOLOKOMME, KOEKOEK VIL­LAGE

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