Upper Nile Teachers Attend School Labour Distribution Workshop

The Primary Education Director in Upper Nile State Banansio Ayang Akol said it is a responsibility of the headmaster to follow up the appointments and promotions of all the teachers working under him. [Gurtong | File]

Banansio Ayang Akol said he visited eleven counties in the state to update school administration and refresh teachers’ responsibilities.

“I lecture on awareness or reminding our teachers with things which teachers or headmasters must do but now reluctant on those responsibilities,” Akol said.

Akol said he made the lecture so important because it helps in labour distribution in the school, and how responsibilities are share among the members of one school from class monitor to the headmaster.

Akol said it is a responsibility of the headmaster to follow up the appointments and promotions of all the teachers working under him.

“Sometimes you find an individual teacher struggling alone to get an appointment letter or to be promoted to a new grade and their headmasters never care about them. They think it is not their business. This is impossible, headmasters are responsible for this,” he said.

“There are teachers who have just been employed but not appointed. Their names have not reached the public service office. This needs a follow up from the school headmasters,” Akol stated.

He also said a good headmaster must make sure that his school has got school materials that teachers need to facilitate them during their classes.

Akol instructed headmasters to distribution jobs to all the teachers in his school.
“There should be teachers that make school assembly, they ones who conduct physical education and so on and so forth. This is job distribution and description. This should be done with the consideration of the teachers’ interest and qualifications,” Akol explained.

Akol told teachers that primary education in South Sudan is free for all pupils.

“The money you take now from the pupils is not needed by the government. You don’t send it to the government accounts. You must use that money for repairing classrooms, windows, teachers’ office or any other things you want to do in the school compound. That registration fee taken from pupils is forbidden. You better say it is for Parent and Teachers Association (PTA). In that case it will defend you,”explained the director.

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