The East New Britain Provincial Education Board will convene a meeting next week to deliberate on Teachers Posting especially the new graduands waiting in line to be employed.
ENB Education Provincial Advisor, Mr Alkan Mararang said the meeting must be done on scheduled time for schools to resume on time also.
“We are currently processing applications, whereas for now, we have a total of thirty-nine request of our new graduates with eight applicants requesting to teach in high schools and the rest to primary schools.”
Mararang stressed that the new graduates, will be properly screened before going ahead with employment based on requirements given.
“This is to avoid issues that may likely to occur such as forging of signatures on certificates or teachers not being paid on time due to some of their documents not being in order.”
Despite having an understanding that there are no vacancies at the moment for primary school teachers, Mr Marang said they will make an exception and come to a final decision during the meeting.
The ENB Provincial Education Board is also looking at another group of teachers from other provinces who have requested to teach in ENB for this academic year.
Mr Marang confirmed that they have already received request from nine teachers from other provinces and they are many more still sending in their request.
“All the applications should be finalized and confirmed before the start of the academic year as we still have some more teachers both new graduates and existing teachers are yet to put in their applications.”
The Board will also carry out a review on the 7th of February 2022 to cater for those teachers who have been overlooked or displaced in the previous years.
Marang said the recruitment of teachers will be carried out successfully only if the teachers meet all the requirements given by the provincial education board.