In order to improve teaching standards and the quality of education in Papua New Guinea, the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) will take a more disciplined approach to its member’s order to improve teaching standards and quality of education in Papua New Guinea.
An official says as cited News24xx.com, the Commissioner operations Maini Ugaia said the commission would start off by establishing offices in all 22 provinces from next year.
“While working in the commission, I have noted many teachers are not industrious and honest in their profession. There was chronic absenteeism, unprofessional conducts, absconding, engaging in other activities without seeking proper approval for a leave of absence which equated to a huge waste of money in terms of salary and time,” he said.
Ugaia said the commission would be implementing few measures, one of which was the proper screening of graduates.
He also said the commission would closely monitor the attendance of teachers.
He said the commission employed over 65,000 teachers across the nation and managing them was a huge task.
“We will need all other agencies to work together, in order to rectify and provide genuine teachers who teach quality education.