Popular awards scheme for students in Ghana, National students Awards (NSA-Ghana) is calling on government to improve the working conditions of teachers to make the profession attractive.
According to the popular awards scheme, as the world marks international teachers day, it is a very good opportunity to reflect on the state in which teachers in the Ghana work.
In a statement released by NSA- Ghana to celebrate the day, the group expressed appreciation to all teachers in the country for their contribution towards education. They however lamanted on the challenges that teachers face on a daily basis.
The statement further added that, in order for government to succeed with most of its policies especially the free shs, the living conditions of teachers across the country should be critically considered. “If critical attention is not given to teachers right from the basic level to all levels, all major educational policies including free shs will not succeed”.
The statement however added that, teachers should also be punctual and disciplined to uplift the image of the profession.
The statement further added that, supervisors and other law enforcement bodies should punish teachers accordingly when they fail to do what is expected of them.
Below is the full statement released by NSA-Ghana:
Thursday 5th October, 2017
NATIONAL STUDENTS’ ALLIANCE CONGRATULATES TEACHERS ON
*WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY*
The National Students Alliance is on this day pleased to say ‘ayekoo’ to the gallant teachers of mother Ghana in particular and all teachers across the globe in general for the great work teachers have done tirelessly to educate the country and the world.
Education has proven to be the key to national and global development, but education without teachers can never be complete. The teaching profession is one noble profession that calls for patience, dedication, uprightness and maintained accuracy at all times to churn out quality products for development and we dare say that teachers in Ghana have been phenomenal at doing their God ordained job despite the frequent shortages in Teaching and learning materials coupled with the small token which is paid them as salary as compared to other professionals with similar qualifications doing other jobs.
This day cannot pass by without us sharing our heartfelt appreciation and love to you. We are who we are because of your corrections and relentless desire to see us excel.
We also wish to kindly implore the government of Ghana to ensure that teachers receive their due in terms of remuneration and ensure the timely provision of teaching and learning materials to facilitate teaching and learning.
Also, In order for government to succeed with most of its policies especially the free SHS policy, the living conditions of teachers across the country should be seriously considered. If critical attention is not given to teachers right from the basic level to all levels, all major educational policies including free SHS will not succeed.
Teachers should however be punctual and discipline to uplift the image of the profession. Supervisors and other law enforcement bodies should punish teachers accordingly when they fail to do what is expected of them. For example, teachers who engage in acts such as extortion, rape, defilement and others, should be dealt with accordingly.
Policy makers should also draw a proper framework to ensure that teachers in various private institutions are treated with the respect they deserve.
We also implore parents to support teachers by ensuring that their wards get private study time at home and also parents should desist from attacking teachers whom they believe have given their wards a raw deal.
Once again, we want to say to teachers that You are our heroes, and forever we say AYEKOO.
We are all involved to make Ghana great and strong!!!
HAPPY WORLD TEACHERS DAY TO ALL TEACHERS ACROSS THE GLOBE.
Prince David Orchill (Executive Director-NSA Ghana): 0203244855 // 0249774457
Bismark Gyamfi (PRO, NSA Ghana): 0268971137
Henry Nkosuo Boakye: (Board Chairman, NSA Ghana): 0246018003
Edward Oppong Marfo: (Research Director, NSA Ghana):0247117584
http//www.nsaghana.org Email: email@example.com
Source: Edward Oppong Marfo