The deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Coastal Development Authority, Kingsley Kofi Karikari-Bondzie, popularly called Chairman KK, has called on communities to award any hard-working teacher in their community.
He said saying ‘thank you’ as a sign of appreciation is sometime enough.
Every year on October 5, World Teachers’ Day is observed to honor all teachers worldwide. It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which establishes benchmarks for teachers’ initial preparation and continuing education, recruitment, employment, and conditions for teaching and learning.
In an interview with Original News as a former teacher of the Mfantsipim School, Mr. Bondzie said teachers are the foundation of high-quality education and that the general public must provide sufficient materials and non-material resources such as giving teachers encouragement for them to facilitate their work and increase its effectiveness.
“We need to give teachers encouragement and appreciation they merit if we are to properly place them at the center of high-quality education. This covers fair pay, opportunity for professional growth, sufficient training and a positive work environment,” he said.
As Ghana joined the world to celebrate this year World Teacher’s Day, Mr. Karikari Bondzie who double as the aspiring parliamentary candidate for Abura Asebu Kwamankese(AKK) on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) fully financed “Teacher Awards and Retirees Day Celebration 2023”, at Abura Dunkwa in the Central Region as part of his 50th birthday celebration, saluted teachers of AAK for their collective contributions and advised them to be interested in what the communities they are posted to do.
“Teaching shouldn’t be about just classrooms works but you must be interested in what the communities you are posted do and make a change before leaving,” Mr. Bondzie said.
By: Speedylove Kumi ¦ Metrotvonline.com | Ghana