Published: Aug 10, 2012
Former Minister of Education Desmond Bannister said Wednesday the country’s education system faces a lack of Bahamian instructors qualified to teach in “critical” subjects like Math, English and sciences.
The story ran yesterday under the headline “Bannister: Unqualified teachers in crucial subjects plague education system”.
Bannister said yesterday the headline was not an accurate reflection of the point he was seeking to make.
“I spoke of the ‘inadequacy’ of the numbers of teachers in specific disciplines,” Bannister noted.
On Wednesday, Bannister said the government school system is entrenched in bureaucracy, making it difficult for officials to remove a ‘few’ unqualified instructors from the system.
The Guardian apologizes to the former minister for any misleading impression the headline might have left.