His Royal Majesty Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin,has called for restoration of dignity to the teaching profession due to the important role of teachers in national development.
According to him, for Ghana to move forward there is the need for the country to take a critical look into the teaching profession and accord it with dignity.
He said this during induction Service held for the Principal of Kyebi Presbyterian College of Education ,Rev.Charles Fosu Ayarkwa at Ebenezer Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in Kibi ,Sunday.
The call by the Overload of the Akyem Abuakwa State comes at a time many teachers particularly at the Basic Education level in the country have expressed their frustrations over poor teaching and learning environment ,lack of teaching and learning materials and government failure to release capitation grants to run schools and print examination questions compelling them to write the end of term exams questions on Chalk-boards.
The Chairman of Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, Rev. Dr. Seth Kissi called for the incorporation of fight against corruption, time management and sanitation into the teaching activities of Teachers to help churn out children with dignity.
The newly inducted Principal, Rev. Charles Fosu Ayarkwa assured that his commitment to ensuring that Kibi College of Education becomes a world class teacher training institution with excellence to churn out disciplined and dedicated teachers.
He said having been in acting position for two years, many interventions have been rolled out including infrastructural improvement and Human Resource development where many of the Lecturers are being supported to pursue PhD therefore hopeful in the next 4 years 80% of the Lecturers will be PhD holders to help in the pursuit of academic excellence in the college. – Kojo Ansah