One of the four presidential nominees that appeared before the Parliamentary Appointment and Public Service Committee that is to be Board Member of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has said that one way to solve the declining state of education in Sierra Leone is to improve on monitoring and supervision of teachers.
Elfreda Scott, a retired teacher and public servant with over thirty years experience in the education system was speaking exclusively following an interview with the Parliamentary Committee on Appointment and Public Service chaired by Majority Leader and Leader of Government Business, Hon. Ibrahim Bundu on Wednesday 24th February 2016..
Madam Scott said that her appointment to be a member of the TEC comes as a surprise but expressed happiness for what she describes as an opportunity to give back to her esteem profession.
“I was a teacher for 37 years, eighteen of which was as a Principle but I graciously retired in 2012,” she said.
As to how she plans to cascade her vast experience, she said that she has been in the system for too long to understand the prevailing and pertinent issues.
She said: “my appointment will make me use the opportunity to look at what is happening and see how we can make a quick fix so that things can turn around in the education sector. Of course I agree that the education system is in decline.”
On what solution could suffice as a solution to the falling state of education in the country, Madam Scott said: “I have many ideas, one of which is to increase supervision of teachers and making of things to be no more business as usual.”