Govt to recruit 3 000 teachers
GOVERNMENT is in the process of recruiting 3 000 teachers to address manpower shortages which have badly impacted on the education sector, amid reports of rural schools having a teacher-to-pupil ratio of 1-120 or more. This has reportedly affected the quality of education and its outputs.
The Public Service Commission (PSC) froze the recruitment of teachers and other professionals in 2014 and the education sector, in particular, has been hard hit. Some teachers have complained of manning classes as big as 165 pupils.
The recruitment is also intended to facilitate implementation of a new curriculum introduced over a year ago by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.
The curriculum places emphasis on practical subjects and a continuous assessment of pupils instead of judging them on the basis of a single end of year examination. — The Herald.