MARSHALLS’ TEACHERS TOLD GROW OR GO!

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MARSHALLS’ TEACHERS TOLD GROW OR GO!

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (June 22, 2000 – Marshall Islands Journal)---Marshall Islands teachers must demonstrate progress toward getting their college degrees or they will be dropped from the Ministry, according to Minister of Education Wilfred I. Kendall.

He indicated that teachers will be signing letters with the Ministry confirming that they are required to take a minimum number of credit courses each year toward their AA or BA degrees.

"They’ll be signing a letter so we know they understand that they have two years to take courses or they’re out (of the teaching profession)," he said.

The Marshall Islands is at the bottom of education standards in the Pacific region, he said.

The Ministry is for the first time creating a data base on all teachers in the RMI so that, among other things, teachers’ educational progress can be monitored.

"Under my watch we’re going to do it differently," Kendall said.

The minimum course requirement for working teachers is modest – just six credits. But Kendall indicated that the important thing is for teachers to be improving themselves.

"An AA degree isn’t the end of it," he said. "The teachers should continue their education until they get a BA."

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