The National, Thursday February 6th, 2014
GRADE 8 results for Central schools have improved after about 20 years, provincial education adviser, Titus Hatagen says.
Speaking at the dedication gathering of teachers of Cloudy Bay Cluster at Moreguina Primary School, Central, last week, Hatagen said Central was not a leading province academically during pre- and post-independence but five years ago the academic performance started improving slowly.
“Our Grade 8 results for 2013 have improved after about 20 years,” he said.
“Our Grade 8 cut-off mark for Grade 9 selection is now lateral to the national cut of 75.
“I must take this time to congratulate and thank those who have worked hard to get this achievement.”
Hatagen appealed to teachers in the province to resume work on time, serve with commitment and work towards achieving good academic results this year.
He reminded the teachers of the importance of sticking to the curriculum and emphasised commitment.
“Students must not miss out because of teachers’ absenteeism,” he said.
“Teachers must continue to keep up with the curriculum changes that are taking place.”
Hatagen announced the Central education office would be taking on board the Alesco payroll system. “Other than this, it will serve the province for the convenience of teachers.”