Mr. Anthony Kwaku Amoah, a Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Ghana Education Service (GES), has urged teachers to use their skills and competencies to help pupils to study well.
According to Mr. Anthony Amoah, the teacher is a role model and facilitator in the process of education delivery and so the need for those people engaged in it to do it with the best of professionalism and commitment that it deserves.
Mr. Amoah made the remark during a tour of some basic schools, including Ave-Havi D/A, Ave-Afiadenyigba D/A & R/C and Ave-Adzigo D/A schools in the Akatsi North District of the Volta Region, which also had in attendance some executives of the Parent-Teacher Associations and School Management Committees of the schools.
“As teachers, let’s help control the activities of the children that we teach for them to become great men and women in the future. Engage parents and the community to fight cases of sexual immorality that have hit our society and children hard in recent times”, he said and queried, “For how long should we sit unconcerned as these kids patronise series of wake-keeping, funerals and social media to the detriment of their school education?”.
The head teachers of the schools expressed gratitude to the PRO for his visit and seized the chance to appeal for the supply of educational materials, including textbooks and computers, to assist their schools to churn out good quality education to their pupils.
Mr. Bismark Mark Kwadwo Ahiawodzi, Head teacher of Ave-Havi D/A Basic School, said, “We are very grateful to have you around and we pray that you continue to visit us for an encounter like this. I would like to appeal to you, on behalf of the school, to get us some textbooks and computers with accessories for use in teaching the pupils”.
Mr. Amoah donated some handbooks on GES policies and programmes to the schools and urged teachers to study things outside of the classroom for enhanced performance.