How do you become a nursery teacher in Pakistan?
How do you become a nursery teacher in Pakistan? Easy: Here are the requirements: A matriculation, intermediate or a bachelor’s degree. That’s it. And voila! You are all ready to become a teacher who can teach pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Oh… am I missing out on something? If you’re going to remind me of something called, “experience and qualification”, that doesn’t count.
Ever since I stepped out of the house, to earn money, I’ve seen people working for companies, institutions and even schools. I myself had applied to a school too, not exactly teach but to be a part of the administration side even it was to be on the front desk. Honestly speaking, teaching kids for me was a huge responsibility and I couldn’t take it on me. But people here don’t take that seriously.
The montessori where I did apply to, accepted me in the administration side (which wasn’t easy at all). I saw that the teachers who were handling kids were mostly 20 years-olds and even younger. One of them was only seventeen – yes that is true. She was only seventeen. Those female teachers had to handle kids of all types. Whether they were crying, misbehaving, jumping around, etc., they had to take care of them.
The teachers are not qualified enough to teach the little students or handle them. It seems as if there the school administration hires girls who would agree to work on a low pay. They are told that they are inexperienced and need to be trained. Once the girls accept the job, they realize what they will have to go through. Yet, they still put up with it for the money I guess.
I do however, want to ask those young teachers, how they feel when they’re not able to handle or teach the students? Don’t they think they’re not fit for the job and should first learn how to tackle students and the entire process that works behind being trained. I’ll ignore the age of the teacher too. But the point is they have to know how to deal with kids. If they think they’re not the right person to teach or they are unable to, they should leave or learn and then return.
The students’ future shouldn’t be jeopardized. They should not be learning anything that they shouln’t be. A degree is not the only thing that counts. It’s the training and personality that goes together to complete a good nursery teacher.
Why does the school administration accept inexperienced teachers in the first place? What do you think about the inexperienced nursery teachers?