Live exemplary lives, teachers urged
Aburi (E/R), June 12, GNA - Mrs Rosemond Amoako Appenteng, General Manager of Presbyterian Schools, has called on teachers to work diligently to enable them to fulfill their mandate of ensuring quality education.
She said quality education entails effective teaching and learning, healthy interaction of teachers with students, parents and their colleague teachers and abiding by rules and regulations on education.
Mrs Appenteng said this during the 10th Congregation of the Presbyterian Women's College of Education (PWCE) at Aburi in the Eastern Region.
She said it is the duty of teachers to cater for the health needs and the welfare of students entrusted in their care.
Unfortunately, Mrs Appenteng said, there is the perception that teachers were trained to pass examinations so 'we teach children to pass examinations.'
She said teachers cannot help to transform societies when they themselves were not transformed adding that gone are the days when the teacher was a symbol of hope, trust and exemplary lifestyle.
Mrs Appenteng said it is sad to find some teachers who are supposed to be role models indulging in alcoholism, rape, defilement and other vices abhorred by society, adding that the teacher absenteeism in among the highest in Africa.
She urged teachers to be dedicated to their work by avoiding absenteeism and the use of school hours for their personal activities.
Mrs Appenteng also advised them to desist from indecent dressing and commended the authorities of the school for their hard work which had enabled them chalk success over the years.
Dr Harriet Naki Amui, the Principal of the College, said in spite of the financial problems, the College would continue to offer quality education at all times.
She appealed for support from non-governmental organization and other benevolent organizations to come to the aid of the College.
Students, who excelled in their various academic activities, were given awards.