During the opening ceremony of the NTCE on Wednesday, we saw how the young people from different provinces were awarded for their achievements in Tourism. They could have not have achieved this without the dedicated guidance and support from their teacher. Teachers spend hours of their free time to ensure that these learners grow and develop beyond the normal scope of a classroom. However, very often, this type of dedication is overlooked, unnoticed and unrecognised. The focus is often on blaming the teachers for everything that goes wrong. If learners do not perform – blame the teacher; if learners are rude – blame the teacher; if the learners are late for class – blame the teachers; if the learner becomes a doctor – praise the learner.
It is high time the dedication and excellence get awarded by giving teachers the recognition they deserve.
Ladies and gentlemen, tonight I announce the birth of the
THE COMPETITION OVERVIEW
The competition aims to identify excellence in Tourism teaching. Deserving teachers can be nominated in three categories:
A teacher can be nominated and entered by anyone: the learners, the school principal, a member of the community, a subject adviser etc.
Shortlisted teachers will then be invited to submit supporting evidence of his/her achievements in Tourism.
First Prize: an overseas trip for 5 days + specialised advanced training in Tourism
Second prize: A 4-day trip in South Africa for 2 people + specialised advanced training in Tourism
Third Prize: A weekend away for 2 people + specialised advanced training in Tourism
We are looking forward to giving recognition to three excellent Tourism teachers next year on this NTCE platform.