Govt pledges to motivate teachers

20Apr 2019
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Govt pledges to motivate teachers

THE government has pledged to award incentives to primary school teachers whose students will perform better in national examinations.

The Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Regional Administration and Local Government, Dr Tixon Nzunda made the revelation when winding up the sustainable training course to public school education officers at ward level from Dodoma and Singida regions.

The training was held at Bustani Teachers College in Kondoa District, Dodoma Region.

"Incentives will be awarded to all teachers whose students will perform better especially in national examinations,” he said calling upon teachers to work hard to enable their students to perform better in their final examinations.

The PS further urged the ward education officers to conduct close monitoring and evaluation of teachers’ performance.

He added that the government has resolved to use student’s performance to measure their accountability instead of the Open Performance Review and Appraisal System (OPRAS).

Dr Zunda noted that each teacher must have a prepared work plan all the time to increase students passing rates in his or her subject.

He clarified that each teacher will be tested according to the number of periods attended for the whole term, the thing that will help to reduce negligence.

Other criteria will be to increase the passing rate in the subject through tests on ‘KKK’ which is reading, writing and counting for both primary and secondary school students.

Head of Agency for the Development of Educational Management (ADEM) Lucas Mzelela said the training to ward education officers was aimed at improving the quality of education in the country.

Mzelela added that after the training, the ward education officers in collaboration with district education officers will conduct training to other teachers.

He said ADEM has been commissioned to conduct training across the country to ensure all children knows how to read, count and write.