The Herald reports:
The Ministry of Education is bloated, inefficient and making the jobs of principals more difficult by “stealing their precious time” making them fill out paperwork, says the outgoing president of the Secondary Principals’ Association.
In his final comment to members this week, Patrick Walsh wrote that he had met many hardworking and highly skilled Ministry employees.
“It has, however, struck me as odd that in an era of self-managing schools we have a ministry that is so large and yet not able to perform in an effective and efficient manner. …
Mr Walsh, who steps down after three years as Spanz president on Tuesday, told the Herald that despite having about 3000 employees, the Ministry had underperformed for more than a decade.
I agree with Mr Walsh. i think significant structural change is needed for the Ministry.