The acting president of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL), Mary Mulbah, has called for more collaboration between the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the association.
Mrs. Mulbah said public school teachers are the bloodstream of education in Liberia, and therefore, if government wants to implement any program, they must consult the teachers before coming up with such programs, particularly the much-talked about Public Private Partnership (PPP).
She, however, commended the MOE for restoring the names of teachers back on government’s payroll, especially those whose names were removed earlier by the government.
She made these statements recently to the Daily Observer at the start of a two-day Representative Council meeting of the NTAL.
She announced that under her supervision, public school teachers will downplay the MOE’s decision demanding that they write the MOE administered test to teachers.
The meeting discussed issues that are affecting the teachers’ welfare, some of which are the writing of the PPP test, the payment of the two percent dues that each member of the association has to pay, 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 still have not received any redress from the MOE up to present.
She also called on teachers to be focused while imparting knowledge to the students.
It may be recalled that the MOE required a PPP test to assess the ability of private school teachers in the country.
In another development, the National Secretariat has also put in place a timetable for the holding of the districts and counties convention in the 15 branches of NTAL.
According to the schedule, all district conventions will begin from November to December, while the county conventions will starts from January to February, 2017.