Insufficient flow of information from the various education districts to Central Ministry has been recognised as one of the major shortfalls within the education sector, a development that could result in regional officials being sanctioned.This disclosure was made yesterday by Minister of Education, Shaik Baksh, when he addressed a gathering of Regional Officials during a meeting at the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD), Kingston, Georgetown.This move comes as part of the collaborative effort of the Ministries of Education and Regional Development in the quest to emphasise the need for optimum information flow from the various education districts.And in order to meet this crucial demand, the Ministry of Education, according to Minister Baksh,Cheap NFL Jerseys China
, has requested that Administrative Officers be placed in each region.And this, he said, is especially crucial to ensure that the respective regions have no reason to prevent them from efficiently reporting to Central Ministry.According to him, it has been observed that information flow from the regions is lacking for one reason or another,Cheap NFL Jerseys China
, a situation that has caused the Minister to instruct that letters of warning be dispatched.And according to him, after three letters,Cheap NHL Jerseys
, which are usually directed to the Regional Education Officers (REDO) for explanation, the Ministry’s concerns will be directed to the Public Service Commission and disciplinary action is likely to follow.The Minister related that sanctions have already commenced, especially in the Georgetown Education District.Among the information that has not been forthcoming from some regions,China Jerseys Wholesale
, according to the Minister, include that of the need for Information Technology Officers. According to him, he has had to unearth this information for himself, finding that at least four regions have not requested the appointment of IT officers.And it is the belief of the Minister that IT officers could be the answer to helping Regional Officials with the data flow and analysis within the regions as all systems are now computerised.The Minister expressed disgust that “nobody seems to care” and that the Regional Officials seem unwilling to address the issue.However,Air Max Scontate Uomo
, he disclosed that “we recognise that sometimes the REDOs (Regional Education Officers) are overwhelmed with administrative work and to be fair to them we have made our request for administrative officers and we have already got approval.“I am waiting for the final approval from the Public Service Ministry…And thereafter I expect no excuses.”At the moment, he said that the Ministry is awaiting final approval from the Public Service Ministry before the measure takes full effect. “We have made an effort and the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Education has agreed.“So now we are at the point where the mechanics are being worked out so I can get the approval and quickly recruit people for each region so that they can be the office managers to collect information prior to the request from Central Ministry.”According to the Minister, too often the Planning Unit of the Ministry is tasked with sending people to the various regions in order to secure much needed information geared at better understanding the requirements in those areas.He explained that officers within the Planning Unit should only travel to the various regions if there is a need to verify specific circumstances. “Many of our Planning Officers are in the Regions almost all year. This is not their function so we will have to stop that with the appointment of the admin officers.Our Planning Officers have no right to spend lengthy periods in the regions just to get basic information from schools,” the Minister chided.The meeting which also saw the attendance of Minister with responsibility for Regional Development,Cheap Jerseys
, Kellawan Lall, was aimed at encouraging the collaboration among regional officials in the quest to achieve improved performance as it relates to the overall delivery of education.In brief remarks, Minister Lall disclosed that about 50 percent of the works undertaken within the education districts are in fact not done through the respective education departments alone thus the need for continued collaboration.