We never said unqualified teachers would be replaced – Dr Jokhan

We never said unqualified teachers would be replaced – Dr Jokhan

By Sheenal Charan
Tuesday 07/12/2021
Permanent Secretary for Education, Doctor Anjeela Jokhan.

Permanent Secretary for Education, Doctor Anjeela Jokhan says they never said that unqualified teachers would be replaced.

She says they are not saying that they will get rid of all their unqualified teachers and are just urging teachers to continue to develop their professional skills.

Dr Jokhan says going forward they want to recruit the best teachers.

She had earlier mentioned that the Ministry of Education is in the process of recruiting teachers for early childhood education, primary and secondary schools and is also using that opportunity to replace some unqualified teachers with qualified teachers.

Doctor Jokhan had confirmed that the recruitment will continue until they have all teachers in place and they know this will improve teaching in schools.

When earlier questioned on why unqualified teachers are teaching in schools, Jokhan had earlier said the Teacher Remuneration Policy of 2018 describes a fully qualified teacher as one having a Bachelors in Education Degree at the appropriate level, including early childhood education, special and inclusive education, primary and secondary.

She had said that the Ministry would like to appoint more teachers with degrees to better resource its schools.

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