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Regional News of Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Source: GNA

Drunk teachers to be banned-Educationist

Nsawam, Feb. 18, GNA - Naa Naeroh, Regional Manager of the Catholic Educational Unit in the Eastern Region, at the weekend, cautioned teachers who drink whiles on duty that they would be banned from teaching if found out.

She said Catholic tenets abhorred such attitude, which did not promote teaching and learning and also affects the pupils upbringing. Naa Naeroh gave the warning at Nsawam in the Akuapem South Municipality during the Catholic educational week celebration with the theme: "Catholic Education for Holistic Development - The Role of the Stakeholders". She appealed to parents to desist from sending teachers to police stations and the courts for problems that could be solved by the educational directorate while she reminded teachers of the abolition of caning in schools. Naa Naeroh advised the school children to take their lessons serious to become responsible citizens and also put a stop to indecent dressing, which gave them bad public image. She also urged them to be respectful and obedient to their teachers and parents.

Mrs Mavis Yirenkyi, Assistant Director in-charge of Human Resource Management Unit of the Ghana Education Service in the Akuapem South Municipality asked the school children to refrain from attending wake-keepings, where all sort of social vices are practiced and rather let their books be their companions. Rev Franklin William Attah, Co-ordinator of Second Cycle Institutions and Private Schools in the Municipality called on parents to avoid pushing their school-going children into trading at the expense of the their education. 18 Feb. 09

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