CODE calls for national policy on education

The Conference of Directors of Education (CODE) has called for a National Policy on Education that insulates the sector from undue political interference.

CODE suggested the need for the country to establish an Education Commission to define appropriate education philosophy for the country.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at CODE meeting in Wa.

The communiqué said the quality of education required the provision of adequate financial and logistical resources, as well as the supply of strong and robust vehicles at the right time to enhance efficient and effective monitoring and supervision of schools.

Although the meeting expressed appreciation about the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure the directors however requested that efforts should be made to fast tract the payment of all allowances under the scheme.

The communiqué asked the government to decentralise the Integrated Personnel Payroll Database to the regional level to decongest and overcome the delays in the payment of salaries particularly to newly recruited personnel.

The directors stated that the relevance of the Best Teacher/Worker Award cannot be overemphasised and expressed satisfaction about the progressive enhancement of the National Awards by the government.

“CODE is however of the view that some seed money can be provided for the expansion of these awards to the regions and districts.”

The communiqué said for children to grow up and appreciate the need for peace and unity, there is the need for the nation to develop a curriculum that teaches their historical background in order to know the truth about themselves.

It suggested the need for government to pursue a rigorous programme of action that promotes national unity through conscious regional and ethnic integration of students at all level across the country.

CODE proposed the policy of paying special allowances and the provision of accommodation to teachers.

The Conference was on the theme: “Sustaining Peace, Unity, and National Development through Quality Education Delivery.”

Source: GNA

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