THE lack of teacher professional development and training is hindering the quality of education in the Southern Highlands, an educationist says.
Southern Highlands teacher in-service and training co-coordinator Terry Gaso said the province lacked teacher quality improvement regarding in-services and training, teacher enrichment workshops, teacher course studies and teacher part time studies.
He said the report by Hillshine Consultancy Ltd launched in Port Moresby recently was a true reflection of the situation on the ground.
He said teachers from elementary, primary, high and secondary schools, including the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector needed to be enriched with the changes in teaching methods and skills, including the changes to the curriculum and text books.
Gaso said teacher in-services and teacher professional development should be an ongoing training programme.
He said the programme came to a standstill as a result of lack of commitment and support from the different authorities, including the national and provincial governments, the department of education and other stakeholders and partners.
He added that there was much funding from sectors of governments and partners, which significantly develop school infrastructure, but little was done for in-service and training.
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