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General News of Monday, 11 October 2004

Source: Graphic

Supervision Poor In Public Schools

Accra, Oct 11, Graphic -- Preliminary findings of a research conducted into the operations of private and public schools in the Ga District have indicated that private school teachers are more accountable than public school teachers.

According to the report, it was observed that 18 per cent of teachers in public schools were normally absent while seven per cent were absent in registered private schools and 11 per cent in unregistered private schools.

The research team attributed the frequent absenteeism among teachers in he public schools to lack of supervision as compared to that of private schools.

Professor James Tooley, a Professor of Education Policy, Newcastle University, in interviews in Accra, stated that the team had two more weeks to complete its research.

The research, which is being conducted by a team from the Newcastle University in England, officials from the University of Cape Coast and Education Assessment and Research Centre, Non-Governmental Organisations in Accra, began six months ago.