Teachers' must become good example to their students
By Isaac Arkoh, GNA
Kumasi, June 06, GNA - Teachers have been asked to avoid anything undignified to become positive influence on the children they are teaching.
Mr. David Ofori Acheampong, General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), said they should lead upright lives - should be sincere and honest.
He was speaking at the maiden launch of the Ashanti Regional Youth Coalition Summit in Kumasi.
The Coalition is made up of GNAT representatives in schools across the region and the goal is to assist train newly trained teachers for leadership roles, solve problems, to upgrade their skills in information and communication technology (ICT) and to report all cases of sexual harassment and abuse.
'Projecting GNAT to be an association of choice, the role of the youth coordinators and other stakeholders', was the theme.
Mr. Achampong reminded teachers to uphold the ethics of the teaching profession and to distance themselves from any bad conduct that could create image problems for the profession.
He encouraged them to show commitment and passion for the job they were doing to raise the quality of education.
He used the occasion to counsel teachers who would be engaged by the Electoral Commission (EC) as election officers in the coming general election to do everything to protect the integrity of the polls.
They should make sure that the rules governing the election were upheld.
Mr. Prosper Tachie, the Regional Youth Coordinator, advised teachers to diligently apply the skills and knowledge acquired to enhance the performance of schools.