Government to rollout new sandwich programme for teachers

Big Ada (G/A), April 12, GNA – Mrs Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah, Minister of State at the Presidency has assured teachers that government would soon rollout a new sandwich programme, to equip them  with requisite technological knowledge.

She said teachers are innovators and so benefiting from the programme would make them focal points to transform schools into technological advancement centres.  

Mrs Cudjoe Ghansah who is also the Member of Parliament Ada gave the assurance when she addressed the Fourth Quadrennial District Delegates conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) at Big Ada.

It was on the theme: ‘Education in Crisis Teacher safety, implications, for Teacher Deployment and Retention.’

Mr Prince Kwesi Addison, Central Regional Deputy Director of Ghana Education Service (GES) urged teachers to do away with tendencies that would attract the wrath of their local communities.

He advised them not to involve in local politics, chieftaincy, snatching of peoples’ spouses, drunkenness, substance abuse, sexual abuse and immorality of all kind.

Mr Addison said reports about teachers introducing pupils into drugs, alcoholism, sexual immorality, gossip among other vices is becoming too alarming and threatening the noble profession.

He said although some attack on teachers could be blamed on some policy directives of GES, at times some are self-inflicted.

The Ada East and Ada West District GNAT delegates’ conference was also used to elect new executives for the next four years.