Lazy Teachers To Face Sanctions

Mrs Naana Biney – Director General of GESThe Kwahu West Municipal Director of Education, Mr Maxwell Mensah-Bonsu, has cautioned lazy and truant basic school teachers to change, to avoid sanctions against them.

He warned that any teacher, who absents him/herself without permission, would forfeit that day’s pay, while those who go to school late, would be queried.

Mr Mensah-Bonsu was speaking at an educational forum for Headteachers, District Directors of Education and Circuit Supervisors from the Eastern and Greater Accra regions, at Nkawkaw, on the theme: “Managers of education, peer learning for quality education”.

It was organised by the Catholic Education Unit and the National Catholic Secretariat, with sponsorship from Star-Ghana, and the participants were taken through best practices in education and management.

Among the topics treated were, Discipline in schools, Effective supervision, Teacher quality, Teacher deployment, Tone of schools and Promoting pupil participation in the learning process.

Mr Mensah-Bonsu advised headteachers and circuit supervisors to supervise their teachers effectively, to improve the standards of education in the public schools.

The Eastern Regional Manager of Catholic Schools, Miss Benedicta Ayite, drew the attention of head teachers to the fact that they are the managers of their schools and urged them to share their strategies with fellow head teachers, to improve education in the country.

The Greater Accra Regional Manager of Catholic Schools, Mrs Faustina Opoku Yeboah, who chaired the forum advised headteachers to be disciplined and be role models to both their teachers and pupils.

She urged them to open files for every teacher, monitor their attendance at school, as well as involve the teachers and pupils in administration and ensure accountability in the school.

Mrs Yeboah advised them to implement what they had learnt at the forum  to enhance their performances, stressing “posterity would never forgive you and your teachers, if you fail to ensure effective teaching and learning for the children”.

In an address read on his behalf,  Reverend Father Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the Local Manager of Catholic Schools, noted that “profit has never been the motivation for Catholic education, but human development and salvation, and that is why Catholics strive for the best and highest positions in education”.  GNA



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