Retired Teachers Honoured On World Teachers’ Day
The efforts of some retired teachers in the Upper East Region were rewarded on World Teachers’ Day, when they received awards from the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT).
The Director of Education for Kassena-Nakana East Municipality, Mr. Stanislaus Alu Kadinddi, reminded GNAT members that the day was established in 1994, and has since been celebrated annually with the aim of mobilising support for teachers, and insuring that the needs of the future generations continue to be met by teachers.
He added that the day was also aimed at celebrating the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels, and promote international standards for the teaching profession, as education was becoming increasingly important to the economic advancement and success in both developed and developing countries around the world.
Mr. Kadinddi encouraged teachers to strive to fight corruption. He also wanted the government to empower teachers with systems that would enable them achieve excellence.
The Deputy Regional Minister, Mr. Daniel Syme, said the government acknowledged the pertinent role teachers played, and continue to play, in the education of the youth in the country, since they imbibed life-influencing effects in students, and that most of those who succeeded in life, did so through the good work of teachers.
He pleaded with teachers to avoid indulging in any indecent relationship with their pupils or students, but rather endeavour to be good role models for the children to emulate.
The theme for this year’s celebration was; ‘A call for teacher; teacher takes the lead for quality education.’
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