Teachers' registers not frequently updated

Some of Temporary teachers
Some of Temporary teachers

The recently released audited report signed by Auditor General, Pulane Letebele has observed that the human resource records at the Basic Education ministry were not frequently updated for teachers who were transferred from one school to another.

“In some cases, teachers who had been transferred out still appeared in the original schools register while the replacement teacher’s name did not appear in the register despite their resumption of duty at the new school. In response management indicated that it has to be noted that before November 2021, there was an acute shortage of qualified Primary School teachers as they were exhausted in the market,” the report reveals.

According to the report, this resulted in many vacant posts at primary schools which went unfilled for a very long time. It, however, notes that to address this, the Ministry of Education and Skills Development and the establishment registers took a deliberate decision to engage graduates with diplomas in Secondary Education and certain degree disciplines permanently at primary schools.

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