Teachers have been asked to uphold the tenets of the profession and exert a positive influence on the children they teach.
Mr. David Ofori Acheampong, General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), also asked teachers to lead upright lives and serve as quality role models for children.
Acheampong made the call at the launch of the maiden Ashanti Regional Youth Coalition Summit in Kumasi.
The Coalition, which consists of GNAT representatives in schools’ across the region, is aimed at assisting in the training of newly trained teachers to acquire leadership roles, problems solving and information and communication technology skills, as well as knowledge about cases child and sex abuse.
The event had the theme, “Projecting GNAT to be an association of choice, the role of the youth coordinators and other stakeholders.”
Mr. Acheampong reminded teachers to uphold the ethics of the teaching profession and to distance themselves from any bad conduct that could dent the image of their profession.
He encouraged them to show commitment and passion in their work, so as to help in raising the standard of education.
In addition, he advised teachers who would be engaged by the Electoral Commission (EC) as election officers in the November general election, to conduct themselves properly and protect the integrity of the polls.
Mr. Prosper Tachie, Regional Youth Coordinator of the Coalition, advised teachers to diligently apply the skills and knowledge acquired to enhance the performance of schools.