Holding children to ransom is a crime

  • 18 Jul 2007 03:04:31 GMT

    [Teachers have already failed in their duty by children if the high failure rate in mathematics, English and Science at the GCE (O/L) is any indication. Although this country boasts of free education, educational standards are fast deteriorating in the state run schools, as evident from students` increasing dependence on private tuition.]

    High failure rate in those subjects not only because of teachers. People most suited for this job couldn`t join this profession because of the recruitment policy. High failure rates are mainly visible in rural districts. Socio economics reasons are behind that.

  • 18 Jul 2007 03:35:09 GMT

    [Trade unions are notorious for making all sorts of demands and resorting to boycotts and strikes to win them. But, what has been their contribution to the development of national education? Do they ever inspire their members to work hard and earn their salaries?]

    Like any other workers, teachers are joining trade unions to negotiate their grievances with higher authorities. Not to get advice form them about hard working. That is not a trade unions job. Its governments duty to make a plan to deal with workers in essential services. But both parties have a morale obligation to the society not to disturb their day to day life. This should apply to the medical profession also.

  • 18 Jul 2007 04:56:22 GMT

    Sack all public school teachers and get private sector to run schools. Let teachers become employees of those private companies. Then they will work. Private management will make schools better and the quality of education will go up.

    Think out of the box, bloody stupid slankans.

  • 21 Jul 2007 08:20:40 GMT

    Velu holds Chikera laments

    Chikera wants development Velu wants arms and war.

    GOSL have to reciprocate to both.