Teachers` welcome teaching council

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

The proposed teaching council is long overdue, teaching organisations have said. This comes after the assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development, Lebonaamang Mokalake, announced that his ministry is considering establishing a teaching council.

Speaking to Mmegi yesterday, the president of the Botswana Primary Teachers’ Association, Sam Malete, said that these were part of the latest reforms at the ministry and are a move in the right direction. He said that as teachers they want to be the most respected, to be the ‘cream’ of civil service and be role models to their students. Malete said that they want children to aspire to follow a career in teaching.

The council, he said, would aid in behaviour modification, curb sexual relations between teachers and students and abuse of students.

He reminisced about the era when teachers were known as [continue reading]

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