Quality, commitment to teaching profession

In the final analysis, the fate of a school rests on the quality and commitment of the teaching profession. Teachers have the power to make or break a school system.

And it is indeed a truism that the quality of the education a school is dispensing cannot exceed the quality of the teachers. That is to say what teachers say or do in the classroom shapes the destiny of students.

If I were asked to say how can all schools achieve the desired student learning outcomes, my simple response would be switch on the teachers. Given the centrality of the teacher factor in the quest for improved educational outcomes, it is not a farfetched conclusion that a school can only go down the drain when its teachers are switched off. Expressing their faith and trust in the game changing prowess of the teacher factor, renowned Harvard scholars Rachel E. Curtis and Elizabeth A. City, made it sufficiently clear that when subjected to a consistent and rigorous teaching regimen for a period of three years, students are bound to make dramatic and significant academic gains.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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