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13.05.2008 Education

Government urged to provide accommodation for teachers

By GNA
Nkoranza (B/A), May 13, GNA – Mr Kwabena Agyemang-Badu, Nkoranza District Director of Education, has called on Government to tackle teachers' accommodation with urgency to enable them accept postings to deprived areas.
Addressing the staff of the Directorate at a meeting at Nkoranza, Mr Agyemang-Badu expressed regret that, some teachers serving in settler communities, lacked proper accommodation.
He mentioned Nsunensa, Pienyina, Betoda, Mangoase-junction, Bonkuru, Grumakro, Nyamebekyere, Beboano, Nsugum and Makyinmabre as communities that did not have accommodation for teachers.
Mr Agyemang-Badu urged Government to adequately resource District Assemblies especially in the educational sector to enable them construct teachers' bungalows.
He advised the staff to improve on their performance by working hard to promote education in the District.
The District Education Director urged teachers to eschew negative attitudes such as absenteeism, lateness and alcoholism.
“As teachers we expect you to lead morally upright lives to earn the respect of the people, since you are regarded as role models in the communities”, Mr Agyemang-Badu added.
He thanked the District Assembly for voting GH¢3,000 to conduct mock examinations to prepare final year students of Junior High Schools in the area towards the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
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