English shake-up

Having just emerged from a cave, if there is anything worth commenting on after a long time away from these pages, it is definitely the English language test for teachers, both existing and new.

Our children’s books are sometimes an eyesore to look at.

Bad English grammar, poor sentence structure riddled with spelling mistakes with huge red pen ticks marking the garbage correct.

We would just stare at the pages and wonder what the teacher was thinking when he/she was marking the book.

Now that it is becoming mandatory for teachers to sit English proficiency tests, it is somewhat giving me hope that our kids will finally learn from competent teachers, be it in any subject.

It took a while but it did come about, and no matter how much opposition there will be to the test requirement, I will celebrate in silence.

I hope Maths is next.

Now back to the cave for me!

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