How it can be fixed

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Re: Minister unhappy with exam results 

Step 1: Get teachers that want to teach, rather than the many babysitters that permeate the Samoan school system.

Step 2: Stop teachers cheating on results to hide their incompetence. My son brought home a marked exam paper and it had numerous answers written in by an adult’s hand. He was credited with these extra scores and when I questioned the teacher and principal, all I got were lies and a panicked response.

Step 3: Somehow get the students to realise how important an education is. Many seem to be biding time till they can drop out.

I hope that the secondary system is better than the primary one that my son is in, however I’m not holding my breath.

 

K.H.

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