Govt to recruit 3 000 teach­ers

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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.

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