By: Kingsley Attitsogbui| Ho
The Ho Municipal Director of Education, Dr. Esther Adzo Adzimah-Yeboah has urged teachers in Ghana to always continue to be role models for the pupils they teach.
According to the Director, school children learn from their teachers in so many ways hence whatever their teachers do, they emulate them.
She said teachers should be role models first of to the society, the school and the world at large indicating that a lot is expected of teachers because teachers are in a community surrounded by the community members.
“So much is expected of a teacher in a sense that once you are a teacher you don’t have to involve yourself in any untoward behavior. You don’t have to involve yourself in excessive drinking, crediting galore, buying without paying, collecting money from people or even getting yourself into scam activities” he said.
Additionally, she said “as a teacher you must dress decently, because the children look up to you the teacher. If you are not neatly dressed, then you are not in-charge. Long hair to the buttocks, heavy makeup, heavy lip-stick, growing too much beard, putting on too much tight dresses among others are not good for our little pupils.
The Director was speaking at the commemoration of “My First Day at School” at Ziavi Dzogbe in the Ho municipality of the Volta Region on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.
The Volta Regional Director of Education, Mr. Francis Yaw Agbemadi also reiterated the call on teachers to ensure they serve as role models for students.
The Chairman of the occasion, Awafia Kwaku Tsru II of Ziavi asked parents to play their parts for their wards in terms of provision of learning materials, paying of school fees, feeding and others.
My First Day at School items including books, Crayon, Biscuits and soft drinks etc were given to the children who reported at school for the first time of the 2023/2024 academic calendar.
The programme was attended by Teachers, Educationists, traditional leaders, parents, students and the general public.