Tamale, Nov. 10, GNA - Alhaji Mohammed Haroun Cambodia, District Director of Education for West Mamprusi, has described as worrying the shabby manner some male teachers in the Northern Region were dressing to school.
He said "These days the male teachers in the region, especially those in the villages, dress anyhow to school a situation that would not attract people into the teaching profession."
Alhaji Cambodia expressed the concern in Tamale at the weekend when he addressed newly admitted students into the Tamale College of Education at their matriculation ceremony.
Some 285 students comprising 96 women and 189 men got admission out of 720 applications received. Alhaji Cambodia said, "During my rounds when I was in the Tamale Metropolitan Education office a Director in West Mamprusi District revealed that most of the male teachers dress shabbily to school while their female counterparts dress neatly."
He said teachers were supposed to serve as role models in communities they serve in. He commended female teachers for comporting themselves in the field saying, "I pray that you receive your reward here on earth but not in Heaven" and advised the new students to comport themselves during and after class hours.
Alhaji Yakubu Bakari, the Principal of the college, said the college was preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary and called on current and past students to contribute to the success of the anniversary. He appealed to the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to assist the college to build a library to accommodate the increasing numbers of students.
He advised the fresh students to be committed to their studies and should foster peaceful atmosphere for effective teaching and learning. Mr. Edward Gayuni, Tamale Metropolitan Director of Education, advised the students to remain disciplined since they would be role models in society.