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N/R: BE WARNED ABOUT ABSENTEEISM – DR. ATTAFUAH TO TEACHERS

DR. PETER ATTAFUAH

The Northern Regional Director of Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr. Peter Attafuah has warned teachers against absenting themselves from their duties.

According to him, being frequent in class would enable students to get more from their interactions with the teachers.

He said teachers must not harass students or pupils sexually, saying parents have maximum trust in the teachers the reason why they leave their kids in their care.

Dr. Peter indicates teachers are role models to children they teach and must therefore possess integrity and command respect.

‘’Tseachers must possess integrity and respect, and discipline. They are resource providers and catalysts for change and must be applauded and appreciated’’.  

The Director said this at the celebration of this years’ World Teachers’ Day (WTD) at Zabzugu in the Northern region.

The WTD is celebrated on October 5 every year to honor and appreciate teachers throughout the world.

This years’ celebration is on the theme; ‘’Teacher Leadership in Developing Crisis, Education Response’’.

Dr. Peter Attafuah entreated teachers to be punctual in school in order to teach accurately to the understanding of students.

Touching on the issue of lack of accommodation for teachers, Dr. Attafuah urged chiefs and community members to assist in providing accommodation for teachers posted to their communities to motivate them stay in their communities for longer periods.

‘’Some teachers have nowhere to lay their heads in some communities they are posted to and the teacher is forced to go and look for accommodation somewhere else, the chiefs and community members should try and provide accommodation for teachers in the communities,” he appealed.

By: Lilian Walter

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