The Effutu Municipal Director of Education, Mr Kwadwo Afful has said that the nation needs dedicated teachers to implement the New Education Reforms to ensure good quality education.
He has therefore urged teachers to unite as one body to achieve a common goal to meet the challenges of the time.
Mr. Afful said this in an address at the 2008 best teacher/worker award at Winneba in the Central Region during which 16 teachers and three non-teaching staff were awarded for their hard work.
The theme for the occasion was 'The Motivated Teacher, a Tool for Quality Education”.
Mr Afful reminded teachers of their pivotal role in nation-building, progress and development and advised them to be up and doing to face the challenges ahead.
He said facilities like accommodation, transportation, teaching and learning materials ought to be improved to motivate the teacher to give of the best.
Mr Afful urged the leadership of teacher/worker unions to continue to work together to improve the conditions of service of all teachers and workers to the level of their education, experience and the challenging tasks they perform.
He entreated teachers to uphold the tenets and ethics of the teaching profession to ensure high standards of learning and asked the award winners not to be complacent but work harder to win more awards.
Mr. Afful stressed the need for government, parents and the community to play their role as stakeholders to motivate teachers in their quest to provide quality education.
He said teachers needed the necessary support from the society to re-build their eroded image.