We must get to the bottom of schools textbook mistakes

Quality education is the primary investment for socio-economic development, and books play a crucial and irreplaceable role in achieving this. PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • There are those who argue that we could limp along on three legs; that as long as our classrooms are packed with children, the teachers can teach around this problem and somehow ‘make it work.’ They are so sorely mistaken.
  • Any parent of a school-going child will tell you that in the earlier years, pupils take what the teacher says as gospel truth, even above what their parents say.

Once there was a mother who placed her child on a four-legged stool. The child should have been okay there, learning how to sit on her own.

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