The National- Wednesday, January 26, 2011
TEACHERS from the Grace Memorial Secondary School in Wau have refuted allegations that they have not submitted their Grade 12 students’ marks to the Measurement Services Unit (MSU) in Port Moresby which resulted in the students missing out on selections for further studies this year.
News reports last week said there was in-fighting between the deputy principals of academic and administration over the position of principal which caused the students’ marks to MSU of the Department of
Education in Port Moresby.
A senior teacher from the school, who asked to remain anonymous, said this week that the report was misleading and was dangerous for their career.
He said the marks had already been sent to MSU and were assessed.
He said some of their Grade 12 students had been selected to enroll at teacher training colleges.
He said those who went to the media could have been students who did not do well academically or their families, without checking with the provincial education office or the MSB office in Port Moresby.
“It is the pride of teachers everywhere to see their students coming out top at their end because it goes to show the effort we put in to teach them,” the teacher said, adding that not submitting the students’ marks was like killing them.
The teacher said clarification on the matter can be obtained from the Morobe provincial education office and or the director of MSU, Gregory Kapanomo, in Port Moresby.
Kapanamo’s phone rang out several times when contacted since Monday this week.