THE Teaching Service Commission has failed the Education Department for many years, says Morobe education minister Andrew Gena.
Mr Gena, a former teacher of 25 years experience, told the ninth Southern and Mamose regions conference for standards and guidance officers that the site ratings done by head teachers and principals on their subordinate teachers at most times were one-sided and biased, and did not conform to quality work output and standards.
He also added that the responsibility placed on the district education coordinators or managers to make selections and placements of teachers to positions within their district was flawed because he or she was not the right person to make these placements and selection.
Mr Gena said for years now, TSC had failed to publish vacant teaching positions in schools in Morobe Province and right throughout the country, in the national gazette.
He said this failure had contributed to a backlog of teachers nationwide awaiting the gazettal of the vacancies so they could apply and be promoted as per their inspection ratings.
"Those of you in this room and are from the Teaching Service Commission must listen good, you are sleeping and needed to wake up," he said.
He said site rating now delegated to head teachers and principals can’t be relied on as a true assessment and rating of a teacher because there is nepotism and bias.
"I know these things because I have been a teacher for 25 years," he said.
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