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06.04.2008 Education

Lack of committed teachers affecting education

Lack of committed teachers affecting education
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Mr Samuel Bannerman-Mensah, Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), on Saturday observed that the country's education had suffered setbacks because of the lack of enough committed teachers.

He advised teachers not to give the excuse of poor salaries for their failure to give of their best and said it was incumbent upon them to deliver quality services while government provided incentives to motivate them.

Mr Bannerman-Mensah was speaking at the 30th Speech and Prize Giving Day of Edinaman Senior High School at Elmina on the theme: “Quality education delivery, the role of stakeholders.”

He said the New Education Reform was to help the accelerated development of the country explaining why it emphasised on access to education at all levels and “nobody should be denied education simply because of poverty.”

Mr Bannerman-Mensah also said the Reform will provide equal opportunity for all students offering different courses at the Senior High School and vocational institutions when in respect with university admissions.

He said technical and Information Technology education would also be given priority to help produce more experts in those fields.

Mr Bannerman-Mensah urged students to study hard and be disciplined to enable them acquire relevant skills and knowledge for development.

Nana Ato Arthur, Central Regional Minister, said the Reform had come to stay and all stakeholders should work hard to contribute to its success.

He asked students to strive to attain academic and moral excellence since they were important for development.

Nana Arthur promised to contact the contractor working on the school's road network to speed up work for its early completion.

He presented GH¢500 and a set of jerseys to the school.

Mr Francis Amanfu, headmaster of the school, paid tribute to the founders of the educational institution, government and other stakeholders for their contributions to the development of the school.

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