Thursday, May 6, 2021

“We expecting better results next year” – MoE

Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of Education and Skills Development  Silas Sehularo says that the cordial relations his Ministry has developed with teachers and efforts made by the ministry to iron out disputes  they have had with teachers over payment for  course work and invigilation   makes them to feel confident that the coming  examinations  results  will be better than those of the past years.

“We have done all in our efforts to iron out disputes with teachers and their Unions by increasing their payments by 6 percent. A such we expect better results this time around”, he said.

Besides increment of payments, he said that  the minister, Unity Dow as well as officers from the Ministry have been visiting schools around the country to encourage teachers and students to work hard  and that as such they expect better results.

Over the past few years there has been public  outcry over the poor results in government schools. This was partly blamed on the poor relations between the teachers and Ministry.

Teachers’ grievances had festered unattended for long. 

Asked to comment on the issue, Publicity Secretary of teacher trade union BOSETU, Solomon Batsietsi  confirmed that they have met with the MoE officials and that they have signed an agreement on increased  payments for both course work and invigilation.

With this having happened, he said he expected both the course work and invigilation to progress well and  in the end the results to be better than in the past year. 

He also said that it was their wish as a union that the parties continue in this spirit of amicably resolving issues.

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