The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, has appealed to teachers to be more committed to the teaching job to improve the fallen standard of education in the country.
He said some teachers were more interested in their own welfare than helping to improve the declining standard of education.
The Moderator appealed to teachers to show more dedication and commitment towards uplifting the quality of education delivery for an accelerated national development.
Rev Professor Martey made the call when he visited the Ramseyer Presbyterian Senior High School at Kwaso near Kumasi as part of his six-day working visit to the Asante Presbytery of the Church.
The new school was built by Wing Commander Addo (rtd) and his family and handed over to the Presbyterian Church of Ghana to manage it as a mission school and was opened in October last year with 60 students.
He said teaching was a demanding job and a good teacher should not just be in the profession to make a living.
He said parents these days paid more attention to amassing wealth and this had invariably contributed to their children’s poor performance at school.
The Moderator therefore urged parents to consider education of the children as the best investment and support them at all levels.
Rev Prof Martey commended Wing Commander Addo and his family for the construction of the school.
The Moderator advised the students to embrace the opportunities offered them to study hard in order to build a better future for themselves.
He urged the students to be disciplined, listen to their teachers, obey school rules and regulations, as well as be committed, dedicated and God-fearing to make it in future.
He spoke about inadequate infrastructure in some senior high and technical schools in the country especially in rural areas and appealed to the government to provide second cycle institutions with appropriate teaching and learning materials including ICT facilities.
He also called for well-furnished libraries for staff and students, as well as provide logistics and transport.
The Moderator cautioned students against occultism and urged them not to involve themselves.
He pledged that the Church would donate 10 computers to the school to assist in teaching and learning of Information and Communication Technology.
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