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23.03.2012 Education

Discipline suffers at Issa Youth Leadership Training Institute

By GNA
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Issa (U/W), March 23, GNA – The Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) of the Issa Youth Leadership Training Institute has been without a substantive principal and a matron and this has led to a breakdown of discipline.

The Institute has inadequate staff in some of its departments, particularly English, Mathematics, Entrepreneurial Skills, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Agriculture as well as Carpentry and Joinery.

Teaching and learning materials, especially syllabus and textbooks, are not enough as well as inadequate furniture and accommodation for students and staff.

The PTA expressed these concerns at its general meeting at Issa and appealed to the government to appoint a substantive Principal for the Institute as quickly as possible.

It said the breakdown of discipline had led to truancy, absenteeism and students dropping out of the Institute.

The PTA appealed to the government to provide qualified teachers to fill the vacancies and urged the Nadowli District Assembly as well as the Member of Parliament for the area to consider supporting the Institute.

“The Institute has not been connected to electricity and as a result, students cannot organise night studies and the teaching of ICT among others has been low”, the parents said.

The PTA pleaded with the Nadowli District Assembly to provide a dormitory and bungalows for girls and teachers and to supply furniture to supplement the 150 joint steel tables and chairs it bought for the Institute.

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