MP advocates for 'teachers’ community' to improve education

By Bertha Badu-Agyei, GNA

Apirede-Akuapem
(E/R), Sept. 6, GNA – Mr Dan Botwe, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Okere,
has advocated for a teachers’ community to be provided in every village to
promote the values of education.

He said the
communities would enable teachers to reside in decent accommodation, ensure
discipline among school children, provide teachers with a conducive environment
to teach and learn and promote the values which would impact positively on the
people.

This innovation,
according to Mr Botwe, was feasible and sustainable and recalled that years ago
his father as a teacher/catechist of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG),
enjoyed a similar facility that helped in shaping the lives of children as well
as the development of the community.

Mr Botwe was
speaking at Apirede in the Akuapem North District when he inaugurated four unit
one-bedroom flat for teachers at Apirede, Awukugua and Dawu in his
constituency.

The cost of the
bungalow, which would accommodate four teachers and their family, is Gh
ȼ320,000.00 and built from his share of the Common
Fund and the Getfund.

He said the
presence of teachers in communities was no doubt a critical aspect of improving
education and pledged to ensure that every town in the constituency got at
least four unit teachers bungalow to create the teachers’ community.

The MP commended
the PCG for providing land for the projects as well as the chiefs and the
entire community for their support and communal labour in ensuring the
completion of the projects in six months.

He expressed the
hope that the community would continue to support the teachers who would be
allocated the bungalows to improve upon their welfare as well as partner them
to give quality education to their wards.

Earlier, the MP
broke ground for the construction of a one million cedi multipurpose
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Center at Amanfrom near Adukrom.

The facility, when
completed, would be the ICT hub to serve over 50 basic schools in the catchment
area.

A representative of
the District Director of Education, Mr Tony Kwafo, commended the MP for his
innovation and called for the institution of extra classes for all final year
students in the area to improve upon the Basic Education Certificate
Examination results.

GNA

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