Nthaile Pleads With Teachers Not to Abandon Children

Jwaneng – Member of Parliament for Jwaneng/Mabutsane, Mr Shawn Nthaile has implored teachers to commit and do their level best to deliver quality education to the students.

He made this remark recently in Jwaneng during his on-going tour to address teachers in his constituency.

He urged them not to air their grievance by abandoning the future of the children.

He also applauded Jwaneng’s Jwana Primary School for continuing to excel academically and urged teachers of the said school to continue the good job.

Mr Nthaile said it was evident that team work was vital in attaining results, as the school managed to raise the flag high with an 86 per cent pass rate with the limited resources they had.

“I will also urge you to encourage parents to take part in their children’s education as this will help them to work together in formulating a vision,” he said.

On other issues, Mr Nthaile briefed teachers about the Trade Dispute Bill, which seeks to categorise teaching as an essential service.

He also shared on Botswana Examination Council Bill, which gives the minister the powers to regulate and instruct on issues of invigilation.

When commenting on the MP’s address, teachers expressed their concern on delayed payments of salary arrears and acting allowances.

Mr Tshepo Diphale said the delay was hampering service delivery and he urged the relevant authorities to address the problem.

He also mentioned shortage of staff and delay in sending teachers for further studies as a concern.

Jwaneng/Mabutsane chief education officer, Mr Abram Molelowamodimo assured teachers that his office would hasten payments to make sure that no further delays were incurred.

He said the ministry was considering sending deputy school heads for first degree in the near future due to the salary scale requirement that was in place.

School head, Ms Malebogo Gaebepe pleaded for non-teaching staff to be provided with accommodation.

She also called on the government to assist with the maintenance of the school buildings, which she said was done after too long a time.

SOURCE: Daily News