Madam Catherine Davis, a former Tarkwa Municipal Director of Education, has called on teachers to handle students professionally and guide them to achieve their dreams.
She entreated the teachers to help the children to achieve their goals through quality tuition relevant for positive growth.
Madam Davis was speaking at the 40th annual national Conference of Managers of Catholic Educational Units (COMCEU) at Apowa in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.
The theme for the conference, “Catholic Education: formation for transformation,” was chosen to reflect the need for education to produce upright, transparent, honest and economically empowered citizens.
Madam Davis reminded teachers and education managers of their pivotal role in the quest for a truly transformed society.
“Our task is crucial as educators. The child made by God has no manual and it behoves on teachers to help transform, grow and develop their innate potentials positively,” she said.
Reverend Father John Amankwa, President of COMCEU, expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Catholic faith for their contribution towards promoting quality education in the country.
He, however, called on government to allow religious bodies to perform their traditional role in education delivery, adding that “the dialogue between religious leaders and government on education partnership has been unreasonably too long.”
Ms. Rosemond Austin, the Western Regional Manager of the Catholic Education Unit, bemoaned the falling standard of education in public schools, and encouraged stakeholders, particularly the mission schools, to help in raising the bar.