The reputation of Technical School of Agriculture-TSA, Nkambe has been taken into the mud and given heavy knock by its present management. The level of mishap at TSA Nkambe we gathered has reached the point that the school administration could only get solace thanks to the intervention of the Senior Divisional Officer for Donga Mantung Division. The population of Nkambe was taken aback when news spread that pedagogic staff of the school had issued letter, decrying the non payment of allowances a year ago and later last week took to the street to stage a peaceful protest march to the SDO's office to express their grievances.
Reasons for the falling standards of training at TSA Nkambe have attracted much public discussions recently to the point that diverse opinions have been voiced out on the management skills of the Director of that school. Yet, a school of thought holds that education is a Human right that should be accorded to all humans as a threshold for moral, mental and moral development of human personality. And that TSA Nkambe is down into the doldrums as pedagogic staff and students are aghast. Though students have been silent over the absence of training instruments such as poultry farms, etc another school of thought holds that the sky rocket problem is indicative of administrative lapses and failure. The bad news follows other indications that teaching and learning standards at TSA Nkambe are slipping when measured against others. Other commentators suggested that the high rate of disorder and trickery moves is a severe blow to Government and bad news for the future of youths of Donga Mantung Division as well as many others who have passed through the school. "How can Donga Mantung hope to compete economically if our young people are not as well-trained as those in other places?, an authoritative voice questioned.
The question many have been asking on the growing anguish at TSA Nkambe is whether a parent be averse to what was prescribed as school fees? The result of the cacophony is the high level of mess which is actually becoming a cause for concern.The reputation of the one-time citadel of education in Donga Mantung Division is being dragged into the mud.
After the protest by the pedagogic team of the technical school of Agriculture Nkambe to the SDO Donga Mantung for non-payment of allowances, activities in the school may go down to snail level. Questions as to whether CONAC has not investigated into the management of the huge sums of money given to this institution abound high. A source in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development hinted us that the CONAC has been alerted and that a team will visit Nkambe soon to probe into the management of funds for the past 8 years. (Part II Soon)
When News Breaks Out, We Break In. (The 2014 Bloggies Finalist)