Be vigilant on teachers – Avuletey


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Stanley Awalime, GNA

Adidome (VR), Jan.
21, GNA – Mr. Johnson Avuletey, the Deputy Volta Regional Minister has asked
Directors of Education to be vigilant and stop teachers from sabotaging

He alleged that some
teachers were making parents pay fees and buy school items that government had
already catered for and charged the directors to stop the practice and bring
such teachers to order.

Mr. Avuletey who was
speaking at the inauguration of a Girl’s Model School at Adidome in the Central
Tongu District of the Volta Region said there was the need for the District
Directors to frequently visit schools to monitor activities of teachers.

“I will advise you
to increase your surprise visits to the schools because I was told some
teachers are taking money from parents claiming the government had not paid the
registration fees of the students”.

The Deputy Regional
Minister also alleged that some Headmasters, Matrons, Bursars and Accountants
were diverting foodstuff provided to feed students under the free senior high
for their personal gains.

“In the recent Peki
Senior High School incident, I was told the foodstuffs that were sent to the
Auditor would have fed the students for one month and all these were being sent
to one person,” he said.

Mr Avuletey said
teachers had significant roles in the development of the country and must be
willing to do their best and stop sabotaging the government.

Mr Thomas Moore
Zonyrah, the District Chief Executive of Central Tongu said measures were in
place to establish a Girl’s Senior High school in the District and called for
support from all.

Madam Amu Magaret
Ezinam, the Headmistress of the Central Tongu Girls Model Junior High School
assured that the School would work hard to promote the name of Central Tongu
through its results.

She called on
non-governmental organisations and the Assembly to add more facilities to
enable them to enroll more girls.