By PISAI GUMAR
PRIMARY school teachers in Lae unable to attend a week-long standard-based education curriculum (SBC) training from Monday may miss chances for promotion, the provincial education standards division says.
The instruction from the division is that all teachers should attend to familiarise and prepare themselves for the implementation of the curriculum next year. The division said teachers from 22 government schools and three permitted schools – Salvation Army, Coronation College and Lae Christian Academy – should attend the training next week from Monday to Saturday.
Lae district education manager Kaumu Laga said the final training of trainers (ToT) meeting would be held today to ensure ToT participants from 12 clusters impart the same content of SBC to teachers in 25 city schools.
“I do not expect confusion among teachers from respective schools,” he said.
“I want all the trainers to speak the same language and that same language must be imparted to all the teachers in the district.”
Lae 1 has seven clusters that include three permitted schools – Salvation Army, Coronation College and Lae Christian Academy – while Lae 2 has five clusters. Laga said that a similar timetable for 12 clusters was designed during the second ToT meeting and the same content and timetable would be imparted to all teachers in the district.
“Due to public outcry for the change of education curriculum from outcome-based (OBE) to SBC, all teachers are required to attend the training and be familiar with the SBC contents,” he said.
By PISAI GUMAR