Re:Jeff Posted March 9, 2015 at 12:19 pm With slight change, …

Comment on Yirara College chairman responds to reports, questions by Paul Parker.

Re:Jeff Posted March 9, 2015 at 12:19 pm
With slight change, I agree.
Yirara College needs to be a school that NT rural students aspire to attend, and work hard to get into it and stay there.

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Yirara College chairman responds to reports, questions
Yirara needs accept students without racial filters.
Yirara should accept students who reside wherever secondary education is not available in the NT, then from elsewhere.
Yirara needs use independent entry testing to ensure ALL students meet required basic level competence in English, numeracy, reading and writing.
Ensuring ALL students achieve this level remains primary task for pre-secondary schools, TESL specialist units, and each students extended families.
It is not Yirara’s fault students fail to reach this level.
Sadly of those who today may fail such tests, even tests for driving licences, until they fail such tests, they see little need to pass them. Only such failures creates for them a purpose to educate themselves.
Yirara needs to REJECT students without basic competence in mathematics, oral and written English.
Such assessments were central to progress previously, and needs to be again.
Yirara only then can concentrate on ensuring students they accept can achieve their potentials.
At least next decade NT requires regular TESL specialist testing in almost every school to ensure all children achieve basic English competence.
Students who fail basic secondary entry tests, need be given specialist intensive courses to where they achieve basic secondary entry level, or chose other more practical careers, whether such courses in their communities, or elsewhere depends upon student numbers.
Commonwealth acting as puppet master keeping NTG and others dancing, must accept its responsibility.
Commonwealth needs support these TESL programs. Apply Centrelink requirements for those whose basic education levels were not achieved previously so definitely provided opportunity to catch up.
Commonwealth, NT Government and other states, all need review apprenticeship training, how such best applied to widen opportunities
Students not seeking to close the gap through equality of opportunity to improve themselves shall then be dealt with in other ways.


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