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NTAL Wants Education Ministry Fast-track Teachers' Vetting Process
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Education Minister Etomina Tarpeh



NTAL Wants Education Ministry Fast-track Teachers' Vetting Process
By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe

MONROVIA, March 10 (LINA) -The National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) has called on the Education Ministry and other agencies involved in the ongoing vetting exercise of public school teachers to fast-track the process to enable the teachers return to their assigned

The NTAL in a statement issued Monday said although it supports the exercise, the slow pace at which it is being implemented is frustrating and not in the interest of students and the entire
educational system.

According to the Liberia News Agency (LINA), the vetting exercise which started two weeks ago brought together dozens of teachers who have been paid over the years on supplementary payroll from across the country to regularize their status.

NTAL noted that since the exercise started two weeks ago much progress has not been made, thereby keeping the teachers in Monrovia for a protracted period at the detriment of students, as the classrooms remain empty.

The teachers' parent body noted that the situation has the propensity to negatively impact the learning process of students, especially those who have to write the West African
Examination Council (WAEC) examination this academic year.

NTAL said it was disappointing to see huge number of teachers converge on the premises of the Ministry of Education on a daily basis to be vetted but do not go through the process due to lapses on the party of the Education Ministry.


It noted that the situation is imposing economic burdens on the teachers, considering the cost of transportation, feeding and lodging in the capital Monrovia.

In a related development, the NTAL has underscored the need for the speedy resolution of the crisis involving the Director of the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute (KRTTI) and students of the institution.

The NTAL is urging the intervention of the government in a bid to ensure the peaceful resolution of the standoff so that the business of training the students can resume as more teachers are desperately needed in the classroom.

The trainees or students are calling for the resignation of the KRTTI Director on allegations of administrative malpractices and poor human relations, among others.


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