The National, Friday 25th November 2011
By ZACHERY PER
THE Standard and Curriculum division of the Education Department has rated the performances of more than 6,000 teachers this year.
The ratings were for those who performed above expectation and are to be promoted and those who performed poorly to be demoted.
It was also to register young graduate teachers into the teaching force.
First assistant secretary of the standards and curriculum division, Godfrey Yerua, was speaking during the closing of a rating conference for the Southern and Highlands regions in Goroka last Friday.
He said standard officers (formerly inspectors) from the two regions spent a hectic week rating the performances of 3,047 teachers.
Earlier, officers from the Momase and New Guinea Island rated 3,000 teachers performances in Lae, bringing to more than 6,000 the number of teachers rated.
He said teachers rated were from the elementary, primary, secondary and high schools.
Secretary for Education Dr Musawe Sinebare thanked the standards and guidance officers for informing, advising, encouraging and guiding teachers on good policies and management practices on ethical behaviours.
“This conference is an annual testimony to your hard work providing vital services for several thousands of teachers being appraised this year for registration, promotions and demotions,” Sinebare said.