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Education report: Teacher and student performance dismal

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2013 | 2:34 PM

A report by the National Education Inspectorate (NEI) has painted a dismal picture of teacher and student performance in the nation’s public education system.

The report is based on inspections conducted between September 2011 and March last year at 205 primary and secondary schools in all six educational regions.

The NEI says the inspection was based on a globally-accepted set of correlates which was used to conduct a rigorous assessment of each school.

The NEI’s report found that in the area of leadership and management, 42 per cent of the schools were rated as unsatisfactory and two per cent were said to need immediate support.

One per cent was rated as exceptionally high and six per cent rated as good.

In the area of teaching support, the NEI said 43 per cent were listed as unsatisfactory and one per cent said to be in need of immediate support.

The NEI also found that in 42 per cent of the primary level schools inspected, teaching was rated as unsatisfactory.


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