GES Council urges teachers to show more commitment

Thu, 31 May 2012 Source: GNA

The Chairman of the Ghana Education Service Council, Professor Agyewodzin Adu-Gyamfi, has appealed to education stakeholders in the country to put in more efforts at improving the fallen standard of education.

He said some teachers and educationists are more interested in their own welfare than helping to improve the declining standard of education in the country.

He appealed to teachers to show more dedication and commitment towards uplifting the quality of education delivery for an accelerated national development.

Agyewodzin Adu-Gyamfi said this at an education stakeholders’ meeting held in Fijai on Thursday, to discuss pressing issues affecting education delivery in the country.

The Ghana Education Service Council is the highest decision-making body within the GES, and its members visit the various regions occasionally to solicit concerns and suggestions from stakeholders towards formulating holistic education policies in the country.

Some education stakeholders that were at the meeting included Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools, Tertiary Education Workers Union, National Graduate Teachers’ Association and Ghana National Association of Teachers.

The rest were GES District Directors, Association of Education Accountants, Conference of Basic Schools, Association of Internal Education Auditors, National Association of Retired Teachers and Association of Private Schools.

Professor Agyewodzin Adu-Gyamfi said, declining moral and academic standards could also be attributed to shirking of parental responsibility.

He said that parents these days focus more attention on amassing wealth and this had invariably contributed to their children’s poor performance at school.**

Source: GNA