Minister deplores teachers’ cruelty against students

Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang(left) presenting the computer to Mad.Nafisa Dawuda(right).Photo.Geoffrey ButaThe Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has condemned teachers who act cruelly against students for disobeying school regulations.

She observed that some students were often scared from school because of the cruel nature of some of their teachers and called for the screening of such teachers to examine their mental status.

His comments followed students rioting at the Tuna Senior High School in the Northern Region, after a teacher had caned a female student for dressing indecently.

Prof. Jane Opoku-Agyemang was speaking here yesterday when she presented 1,000 laptops and over 3,000 teaching and learning materials to some selected teachers in the Northern Region.

She said government was very committed to the promotion of quality teaching and learning at all levels and that it was prudent for teachers to complement that effort by creating conducive atmosphere for students to feel secured in schools.

Prof. Jane Opoku-Agyemang directed the Northern Regional Directorate to investigate the cause of the Tuna Senior High rioting that led to destruction of school property worth millions of Cedis.

Whilst calling for full investigation into the matter, she warned students against taking the law into their hands instead of resorting to proper procedures to seek redress to their grievances.

The minister also hinted of the ministry’s plans to liaise with various teacher unions to provide houses for teachers at very moderate prices and therefore appealed to the leadership of the unions to cooperate with the ministry to make the dream a reality.

According to the minister such a move would not only offer teachers decent accommodation during active service but also give them comfort after retirement.

The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Limuna Mohammed Muniru entreated the teachers to always update their skills especially on I C T.

He pledged his outfit’s readiness to lobby for educational infrastructure for schools in the region.

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