Call to address teachers’ performance in school

Highlands

THE chairman of a school in Western Highlands has called on the education board to address complacency by teachers in government schools.
Arawagai Primary School chairman Pet Dupai said teacher’s posted to government schools were not teaching in classrooms but were roaming around doing nothing and getting paid every fortnight.
He said he was aware of six teachers in the government schools in Nebliyer who were not teaching but were getting paid.
Dupai stressed that the quality of education in government schools has dropped because most of the teachers were not committed to teaching.
“They are the ones who frequent the salary office at Fincorp Haus in Waigani pestering the people there about their pay,” he said.
“Actually, they are the lazy teachers who are getting paid for doing nothing.”
He urged the education board to do proper screening and selection of teachers and post only committed teachers to government schools.
He said most times quality teachers were posted to church agency schools while government schools were getting those who were not committed to the profession.
Dupai said government schools in remote areas were the most affected by the poor performance of teachers.

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