The National, Friday November 1st, 2013
PEOPLE should not compare teachers’ pay with that of other professions, Teaching Service Commission chairman Baran Sori says.
Sori said this during the signing of the memorandum of agreement for the determination of salaries and allowances between the commission and the Papua New Guinea Teachers Association last Tuesday.
He said teachers played a critical role in the development of human resources and should be recognised for their hard work to provide quality education.
He said the commission recognised that and was focused on producing quality teachers in the next five years.
He said the commission would ensure suitable salary packages were available to attract smart and bright Grade 12 graduates to enter teachers training colleges.
He said the entry level to teachers colleges and technical colleges would be elevated from TSO5 to TSO6.
“These adjustments are necessary to attract qualified and experienced teachers,” he said.
He urged teachers to reflect on what they had done and improve on it.
“Look at new ways of making teaching enjoyable for students,” he said.
“And build and expand the horizon of your knowledge and skills on broader areas.”