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Teachers should understand socio-cultural practices of communities

31 March 2009 | Education

Mr. Gove A. Hulede, Headmaster, Ejuraman Senior High School (SHS), has asked teachers to strive to understand the

socio-cultural practices of the local communities in which they operate

to avoid unnecessary friction.
He said better understanding of the values, interests and aspirations

of the people would help them to effectively adjust and tailor educational programmes to meet their needs.

Mr. Hulede was addressing the Third Delegates Conference of the Ejura-Sekyedumase District branch Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) at Ejura.

Attended by 42 delegates, it was under the theme: “The Teacher as the Pivot of National Development: Political and Professional Challenges”.

He said there was the need for teachers to accept to play the role of

“a Counsellor” by helping to prevent children from making “unwise choices.”

The Headmaster advised them to involve their children in class management, pointing out that, children would not go against regulations, when they understood and had helped to formulate.

Nana Fred Kodua Basoa, the District Director of Education, in an address read for him, appealed to the Association to encourage members to unite and work harder so that they could fight for better remuneration.

Again, GNAT should educate its members on the operations of the “Teachers' Fund” to avoid exploitations by both the banking and non- financial banking institutions through “very high interest charges on loans.”

Mr. Abraham Bonsu, the Ashanti Regional Secretary of GNAT, educated the delegates on the new Pension Scheme, which he said he was confident would bring more benefits to teachers.

He called on teachers in the district to resolve to work hard to improve the level of education in the district.

Mr. Edmund Zanye-Tan, the District Secretary of the Association, urged members to live above reproach and refrain from negative attitudes which would bring the profession into disrepute.

Mr. Omane Agyekum, Sekyere South District GNAT Secretary, who swore in the newly elected officers called for collaboration between the new and old executives.


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