Education Needs Effective Leaders – Monkge

| May 21, 2015

An education consultant and former Vision 2016 coordinator, Dr Collie Monkge, has implored school heads and deputies to act responsibly and diligently in their work.

Speaking during a motivational workshop in Tutume on Monday (May 18), Dr Monkge reminded school heads that their role was to ensure that the schools they led performed better and produce best results.

He said teachers were more concerned about saving their jobs and protecting their welfare than the students’ learning. He urged them to set consistent, clear and high expectations for students and place their learning at the centre of their activities.

However, Dr Monkge said the best performing school should resemble a well-oiled machine that could be seen in the student behaviour and conduct. He said that without effective leaders most of the goals to improve education would be very difficult to achieve.

“Achievement requires that you overcome obstacles and difficulties in reaching the goals that you have set for yourselves,” he said.

Dr Monkge stressed the importance of recognising outstanding performance. “You must close all the loopholes which can make learning difficult for the children and aim high, as the sky is the limit,” he said.

He urged participants to help the country to realise the educated and informed nation pillar of vision 2016.

For their part, the school heads cited many challenges such the involvement of some of the teachers in criminal activities and zero balance salaries which ultimately affect the work of duties.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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