Teachers in V/R chastised for lackadaisical attitude
Anyirawase (V/R), Oct. 03, GNA – Mr Emmanuel Keteku, Volta Regional Director of Education, on Wednesday chastised teachers in the region for their lackadaisical attitudes towards teaching.
He said such attitudes were tantamount to ‘spreading thorns on the ground’ and demanded that the teachers changed.
Mr Keteku said this at a teachers’ forum organised by the Ho-West Education Directorate to deliberate on the low academic performance in the area.
He expressed worry at the continuous decline of academic performance in the region and said teacher’s absenteeism, non-preparation of lesson notes and lateness to school, among others things, contributed to the situation.
He said a good number of teachers in the region had their children in private schools hence did not care about what happened in the schools they taught.
Mr Keteku said teachers in the region had abused the systems put in place to produce results and that, until those attitudes were corrected, ‘our results will be bad and posterity will not forgive us.’
‘For some of us, our consciences are so dead that if we don’t prepare lesson notes, we don’t feel anything, if we don’t go to school or go late, we don’t feel anything. Know that if the kids become armed robbers, they will attack you for wasting their time,’ he said.
Mr Keteku said it was wrong for the teachers to rush to the bank anytime salaries were ready when they knew they did not work for that money.
He charged circuit supervisors to strictly ensure that, henceforth, teachers adhered to their code of conduct and allowed the system to work to produce good results.
Mr Seth Ayivi-Tosuh, Ho West District Director of Education, said the irony was that though the district was over staffed, it was recording zero percent in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
He asked the teachers to desist from attitudes that compromised their professionalism.
‘It is illegal for teachers to operate taxis and lotto businesses during contact hours at the expense of what we are paid to do,’ Mr Ayivi-Tosu said.
Mr Bright Dey, Head of Planning at the Regional Education Directorate, said plans were advanced to introduce a common scheme of work for all teachers and synchronize teaching methods for quality teaching and learning.
He expressed the hope that those innovations and strict adherence to code of conducts would produce good results.
BECE results in the region continued to decline since 2009. In 2012 the region recorded 27 per cent pass for a total of 27, 471 candidates presented for the BECE.
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