Kuman looks to India for teachers


Education Minister Nick Kuman, will be heading a delegation to India next week to recruit science and mathematics teachers.
“Reports have indicated that our maths and science results have dropped,”Kuman said.
“I’m looking for external support and the Indian government is really keen to support us.
“This is so that we give strength to course subjects we are offering in the country from high school to grade 12.
“It is not questioning the ability and the knowledge of our teachers but reports have indicated that science and maths have dropped and I’m really concerned about this.
Kuman said he was yet to receive this year’s grade 12 examination reports.
“I’m going to have a look at that and put a microscope to science and maths, see how good our students are performing.”
Kuman said delivering better quality education was the biggest challenge.
“I got two million students in the classrooms,” he said.
“We want to make sure to bring about delivering quality education and prepare our students to go into tertiary institution
“At the end of the day, we make the decision for the future of the students.”
Kuman said the recruitment of Indian teachers was part of other areas the government was looking at working with the Indian government to see improvement.
“A big delegation will be travelling to India,” Kuman said.
“We are going to look at issues about the ID system in the country.
“The elections that we just came out of have got a lot of problems and we want to address those.”