Underperforming school heads face the axe

Poor education results have forced MoESD to conduct a performance audit of school heads
Poor education results have forced MoESD to conduct a performance audit of school heads

A nationwide assessment of school heads’ performances is underway to determine the existence of a skills gap that might be proliferating bad results at public schools.

Though the goal was to re-tool those whose performance was found wanting, assistant minister of education and skills development, Moiseraela Goya said dismal performers will be laid off.  This week the state media reported that Goya told educators in Letlhakane village that the move “to expel underperforming school heads was to improve the quality of education because the fortunes of the nation were tied to the quality of educational institutions.”  In an interview with Mmegi yesterday, Goya however said  the purpose of this assessment was to provide solutions to the prevailing poor examinations results. He said it is meant to measure school heads’ level of capacity to execute duties and to device remedial training.

“The assessment will look into school heads’ performances across all levels. We are going to get statistics and records of how schools were performing prior to the placement of their current school heads relative to how learners performed during the tenure of the respective school heads,” he explained. 

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