I AM writing to voice the frustration of parents at the shortage of teachers at our children’s school.
We believe that the issue is affecting our children’s education.
The parents have approached the school’s management for answers regarding the shortage of teachers but the management only gave excuses rather than an explanation on why the school’s teachers are leaving one by one for various reasons.
We are concerned that the shortage of teachers, for example to teach the English language, will jeopardise our children’s preparations for the upcoming end-of-year examinations.
The absence of teachers for certain subjects may mean that the students may not complete the syllabus before the examinations.
Sometimes, the students’ lessons are also affected if the school joins a competition as the relevant subject teachers would be pre-occupied tending to the practice sessions of the students participating in the competition.
How are these students going to cover the whole syllabus without their subject teachers? Parents have asked the school’s management about this issue but have not received any feedback.
Ironically, parents and guardians are regularly reminded to pay the full school fees on time but our children are not receiving the education which they deserve.
The school is perceived as a prestigious education institution as it has produced students who have obtained excellent academic results in the past.
It is most disturbing that the school is now experiencing a shortage of teachers.
– Concerned parents