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Non-compliant principals rush to meet deadline to submit training course documents

Published:Monday | February 3, 2014 | 2:00 PM

The National College for Educational Leadership is reporting that most non-compliant principals have met the January 31 extended-deadline to submit outstanding documents for a mandatory training course.

In December, principal director of the entity within the Education Ministry, Dr Maurice Smith, revealed that 79 principals have been non-compliant with a programme geared at improving the management of public institutions.

Meetings were held late last year with school-board heads to seek their support in having the principals submit the required reports and portfolios under the Effective Principals’ Training Programme.

Smith says the final number of those who became compliant is not yet known, as up to last night, principals were still submitting documents.

He says the next step will involve principals implementing their plans over a three-month period.

As for those principals who failed to meet the deadline, Smith says the Education Ministry could take action against them.

Principals chosen were either recently appointed or referred by the Ministry’s Regional Offices.

They were also selected based on the National Education Inspectorate’s determination that they are in need of immediate support.

Since November 2012, the National College for Educational Leadership has trained 330 principals and 24 education officers in various aspects of school operations.


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