Education

Redefining Teacher Evaluation: Enhancing Education System Integrity

What you need to know more about

  • If Kiwanuka’s perspective on teachers stems from personal classroom experiences, I extend an apology on behalf of our profession.
  • Furthermore, let me assure Kiwanuka that the majority of teachers prioritize the well-being of their students.

Testing teachers should serve the purpose of identifying weaknesses within the education system and facilitating its enhancement. Ignatius Koomu Kiwanuka, the LCV chairperson of Nakaseke District, stirred controversy by conducting mock Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) for 40 Primary Seven teachers at Nakaseke Technical Institute, prompted by unsatisfactory PLE 2023 results from students. The potential consequences of failure, such as demotion, underscore a significant issue. Despite Kiwanuka’s stance, it’s indisputable that nothing brings greater satisfaction to a teacher than knowing they positively influence and transform lives, even if it’s just one individual. However, due to the intrinsic challenges of their profession, assessing whether teachers are performing optimally poses difficulties.

Teachers constitute the cornerstone of any society, as they are responsible for nurturing individuals who later become accomplished professionals through imparting relevant skills and knowledge.

Acknowledging their substantial responsibility, teachers recognize that their classroom actions today shape lasting memories tomorrow. If Kiwanuka’s perspective on teachers stems from personal classroom experiences, I extend an apology on behalf of our profession.

Furthermore, let me assure Kiwanuka that the majority of teachers prioritize the well-being of their students. Consequently, they would welcome any form of assessment that promises to enhance their ability to facilitate student learning.

Hence, evaluations of teachers should aim to identify shortcomings within the education system and foster its improvement. Subjecting them to tests to prove their competence undermines their professionalism. When individuals perceive their efforts as inconsequential, their motivation to excel diminishes, especially when those undervalued hold vital roles.

ALSO READ:  Tragic Toll Rises: Suspected Arson Attack on Nigerian Mosque Claims More Lives

However, the paramount concern should be the government’s failure to provide adequate wages, sometimes forcing teachers to seek supplementary employment to meet basic needs. Despite their pivotal role in educating children, some primary school teachers earn meager wages compared to the daily data allowances of government officials. If we expect quality education, equitable compensation for teachers is imperative.

The emphasis on rating teachers primarily based on their students’ performance in standardized tests is unjust, as it overlooks various factors influencing academic outcomes. While teachers undoubtedly impact students’ academic progress, students’ circumstances outside the classroom significantly influence their learning journey.

Kiwanuka may overlook the fact that learning is a holistic process influenced by various factors beyond the classroom. A child with supportive, literate family members may have advantages over those solely reliant on classroom instruction.

Do you have a story or an opinion to share? Email us on: info@falconposts.com Or follow the Falconposts on or for the latest updates.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

To Top