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General News Tue, 2 Sep 1997

Teachers Urged To Forge Closer Links With Parents

Techiman (B/A), Aug 27, - The headmaster of Techiman Secondary School, Mr K. Amanoo-Kyeremeh, has advised heads and staff of schools to forge closer links with parents and members of their communities. He noted that it is only through such constant interactions that the communities would be in a position to appreciate problems confronting education in their locality and help resolve them. Mr Amanoo-Kyeremeh was speaking at the closing session of a one week in-service training for 90 aspiring principal superintendents and assistant directors of education in the Techiman district at Techiman yesterday. It was organised by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Ghana Education Service (GES). Mr Amanoo-Kyeremeh said the education sector is confronted with problems such as insufficient funding and lack of basic equipment and called on heads of educational institutions to ''fine tune their administrative methodologies to keep their institutions going.'' Mr Amanoo-Kyeremeh said as prospective administrators, the participants should keep in mind that delegation of authority does not mean delegation of responsibility and must therefore exercise close supervision of their subordinates. The course prefect, Mr Francis Boama, commended resource persons for a course well run but appealed for reduction in course fees as the present high course charge could prevent others from attending future ones. Mr K. Antwi-Boasiako, headmaster of Asuogyaman Secondary School who chaired the function, urged the GES to release results of promotion interviews in time since the delay unduly put the interviewees in suspense.

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