There needs to be a clampdown on extra lessons
If the new Education Minister needs better grades in schools, she needs to think fast and place some restrictions on teachers in schools who are giving extra lessons at their homes or wherever.
There are many teachers who are teaching their best only at the extra lessons. In schools, they are the most lackadaisical teachers. In addition, it’s a message sent to those students who do not go to their lessons.
Let it be known that these teachers are also very vindictive to students who don’t go to their lessons, and go to the extreme to fail them at exams.
Here is a simple reason why our teachers should not have paid lessons… it conflicts with the job. When this happens, our students are threatened and bullied. Many letters have been written on this matter, but nothing has been done. I hope this new minister is going do something about it.
Shouldn’t these extra lessons teachers pay taxes? Think about it…a teacher gives extra lessons in the afternoon to 40 students at the cost of $1500 a month. That is $60,000… and only for one grade in a school. Another day that teacher will have another grade and another. No taxes are requested from these people!
Please Madam Minister, you have to do something and do something very fast. In a popular school in New Amsterdam, teachers are going around in the third forms advertising their lessons, fighting for students and days to accommodate them. What will happen to the students who cannot afford to go to these lessons?