Debate shows teachers level of intelligence

Letters, Normal

The National – Monday, June 27, 2011

THE Institute of Business Studies debate for high and secondary schools in Central and NCD is a step in the right direction.
The topics were wide ranging and tested the students’ know­ledge and their awareness.
From previous debates, the positive signs are that we have a promising generation that is intellectually liberated and ca­pa­ble of taking ownership of this country.
On the contrary, some schools completely lacked the intellectual stamina to structurally and logically debate national issues.
The outcome of the debate re­flected ­the type of school ad­ministration and management, tea­chers’ commitment and intellectual capacity, and parents’ commitment to their children’s education.
Teachers play a dominant role in determining the intellectual outcome of a student to think critically.
And critical thinking is what this country needs to drive the nation forward.
IBS must be commended for initiating this excellent programme.
Maybe it should organise a debate for teachers so that we know which schools have the best teachers.
This will keep the teachers on their toes and encourage schools to look for intelligent and committed teachers.


Angeline Kalo
Port Moresby