The National – Friday, December 17, 2010
By DULCIE OREKE
CENTRAL education division had done well this year despite several challenges, provincial education adviser Titus Hatagen said.
According to Hatagen, Grade 9 selections, teachers’ postings and leave fares were completed in time before the end of the year.
“Grade 8 students collected their certificates by the end of last Saturday,” he said.
He acknowledged all stakeholders input this year in ensuring all necessary works was completed before the close of this year’s academic year.
Yesterday Hatagen appealed to teachers to be present at their respective schools to commence teaching on time.
He said with next year’s postings already made, there was no excuse for teachers not to be at their appointed schools on time.
“Teachers have no excuse telling the Central education division about their problems because their concerns are all met,” Hatagen said.
He said failure to be at the school on time would affect their salaries.
When asked about the students’ performance this year, Hatagen was unable to comment adding, the results should be ready by the end of the week.
He also indicated that next year would be a year of improvement in
communication from schools and districts where he was contemplating the purchase of mobile phones for schools and districts.
More than 500 schools for the province were commended for their roles this year and urged to continue the performance next year.
He wished every student, teacher and stakeholder a pleasant festive period and appealed for a good year next year.