Increased Workload for teachers would affect quality teaching

BOSETU President cde Winston Radikolo
BOSETU President cde Winston Radikolo

With teachers’ workloads increasing to unprecedented heights of 8 periods every day and about 40 – 45 periods a week, the quality of teaching will be adversely affected and this, no doubt, would further plunge the quality of education into crisis.

According to Teaching Sector trade union, BOSETU, With such huge workloads, teachers would not only be fatigued, but would also not have time to prepare for lessons, that is, doing lesson plans, preparing teaching aids, setting internal tests and examinations, marking class exercises for students, coursework supervision and doing some associated clerical work. With these developments, “we expect a worse final examination result at the end of the year,” BOSETU warned.

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