THE minister of General Education has a lot of mess to clean up in the sector.
Forget about the financial scandals crowding the ministry, the problems in the public and private schools are real.
There is need for a thorough audit on how human resource is treated from the lowest to the highest level in public schools.
Teachers’ welfare entitlements only belong to head teachers, DEBS, ESOs and a favoured few.
In my line of work, I have met teachers who have worked for over 20 years, but have never gone on leave as there is no one to fill in for them when they are on vacation, retired without being paid their settling-in allowances, and those who have managed to go on leave, their travel dues are never honoured.