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Female Teachers advised to be role models for school girls

22 May 2009 | Education

Koforidua, May 22, GNA - Female teachers have been advised to conduct themselves in a manner that could inspire female pupils or students that they teach, to make them look up to them as role models.

To achieve this, female teachers would be expected to lead upright lives full of virtues, and demonstrate discipline in all their activities both at school and within the community they live.

Nana Akua Abrafi Adjei of Sarkodee “B” Schools said this at a lecture at the formal opening of the first quadrennial roundtable of the New Juaben branch of the Ghana National Association of Teachers Ladies Association (GNAT-LAS) in Koforidua on Thursday.

She was speaking on the topic “Quality Education-The Role of the Female Teacher” at a meeting which was attended by 40 delegates representing the various local branches of the association within the New Juaben Municipality.

Nana Adjei called on female teachers to establish cordial relationship with the pupils, especially female students to enable them to open up and show interest in them.

Mrs Esther Quaye-Sowah of Nana Kweku Boateng Experimental School, who spoke on menopause, advised female teachers to avoid over working themselves and to take in nutritional diets to control their weight.

She urged them to show interest in extra-curriculum activities and other social services in their communities to help absorb anxiety and lessen tension.

In a report, the Municipal Co-ordinator of GNAT-LAS, Ms Abena Gyamera, urged female teachers to be interested in the activities of GNAT and GNAT-LAS and attend meetings regularly to learn about issues that affect their profession.


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