By M.A. Egge
Hargeisa (THT) The education minister Hon. Farah Elmi Geedole has just met with the local operators of private schools.
This Wednesday’s meeting of Prof. Geedole with educationists follows hot on the heels of a similar one he held with public head teachers a week earlier on.
The minister noted that both the public and private schools had similar goals of educating the nation.
He cautioned the head teachers against facilitating schooling “short-cuts’ that hamper educational procedures by allowing the jumping or ‘skipping’ of grades or classes to the detriments of learners.
The private sector educationists pledged their readiness in operating as per policy by adhering to ministerial guidelines.
They, at the same time, hailed the minister for calling for such orientation meetings just as their public colleagues priory welcomed such move.
The minister had met with the headmasters of the public schools within the region, the minister had put emphasis on the need of making sure that basic and inter-mediate levels of the primary education be re-vitalized hence perpetually to be aptly standardized.
The scores of the public schools head teachers who talked to the media after the meeting could not hide their overwhelming enthusiasm in keeping their part of the bargain.
“We pledge the pepping up of over services”, they said, going by quote in local reports.
The minister newly took over the education pool folio a month ago after serving in the agricultural ministry in similar capacity in a tenure described by pundits as one that was quite exemplary.