Teachers encouraged to focus on values

Teaching Service Commission chairman Baran Sori said teachers need to re-focus to help and mold students to become good citizens.

This must be done through teaching and the way they conduct themselves in the school and community as role models for students to emulate.

Sori urged the 52 000 teachers nationwide to make a small positive impact on a student or group of students in your school.

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The three suspects into the Kokoda attack landed about an hour ago and were whisked away by police.

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Education report recommendations yet to be implemented

The findings of the Parliamentary Referral Committee on Education were presented in a Report to Parliament on August 26, 2014 by Wabag MP Robert Ganim and approved by Parliament. 

It said every year teachers raised concerns over non-payment and underpayment of salaries, allowances and experienced  lengthy delays in the payment of entitlements.

The recommendations are:

1. That immediate reviews be conducted into the DoE and the TSC.

Teaching jobs hard to fill in Cook Islands

Twenty two positions are currently being advertised including five jobs for principals and eight jobs at the main secondary school Tereora College.

There are also seven other vacancies at primary and secondary schools in the country.

A Director of Human Resources with the government Terry Utaga says an example of the problem is the field of accounting where potential applicants for an accounting teacher job prefer to stick to higher paying jobs outside teaching.