Teacher absenteeism drops to 9%

Teacher absenteeism has dropped to nine per cent, the National Teaching Council, has announced.

Dr Augustine Tawiah, Executive Director of the Council, described the reduction as a significant improvement in a country which had, over the years, recorded 27 per cent teacher absenteeism.

Through its monitoring and evaluation system, the Council had worked to scale down teacher absenteeism, dropping initially to 17 per cent, and then to 11 per cent, before attaining the current level.

Dr Tawiah, who made the announcement when he addressed this year’s graduation ceremony of the Jackson College of Education in Kumasi, cautioned teachers to discharge their duties in consonance with the ethics of the profession.



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