Regional News of Thursday, 4 October 2012

Source: GNA

Fourteen teachers in Brong Ahafo Region to be honoured on Friday

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Secretariat of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) will honour 14 teachers during this year’s World Teachers’ Day and GNAT Awards Day Celebration on Friday.

They include 13 teachers and a non-teaching staff, Mr. Sylvester Nabengyey, Brong-Ahafo Regional Secretary of GNAT, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani on Wednesday.

He said the Regional celebration slated for Berekum has also adopted the theme for the International World Teachers Day: “Take a Stand for Teachers”.

Mr. Nabengyey explained that the celebration under the auspices of Education International was an occasion to remind themselves of the 1996 recommendation by Member States of UNESCO and International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The recommendation sets common standards for the status of teachers, irrespective of national legislation, regulations and traditions.

Education International is a global voice for education workers and therefore considered that the 1996 recommendation should be compulsory in all countries.

Mr. Nabengyey said this year marked the second Regional celebration by GNAT, to decentralise the awards for more teachers to participate.

He said GNAT realised the need to decentralise the awards introduced by government in 1995 at the national level since many teachers did not associate with because it was centralized.

Mr. Nabengyey noted that the GNAT awards was introduced 10 years ago but prior to its decentralisation to the Regions, four teachers and a selected