The acting president of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) has restated the position of private school teachers never to sit for any test being administered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) through the Public Private Partnerships (PPP) agreement.
Mrs. Mary Mulbah made the disclosure to the Daily Observer recently at the start of a two-day Representative Council meeting of NTAL. She said private school teachers under her supervision will play down the MOE’s decision demanding that they write the test.
The meeting was to discuss issues that are affecting the teachers’ welfare some of which are the writing of the PPP test, the payment of the two percent dues by each member and the holding of this year’s national convention.
The PPP test, according to her, will never survive because those who took it and others who did not take the test cannot get redress from the MOE up to present.
She said teachers are the blood stream of education in the country and therefore, if government wants to implement such a program, they must consult the teachers before coming up with such a policy.
She however commended the MOE for replacing teachers whose names were deleted from the payroll.
She called for more collaboration between the ministry and NTAL.
She also called on teachers to be focused while imparting knowledge to the students.
It may be recalled that the MOE required PPP test is to assess the ability of private school teachers in the country.