JASIKAN: Teachers urged to aspire higher academically
Mr Ford Henry Kamel, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has urged teachers to aspire higher academically, since the world has become highly competitive demanding value addition.
He said teachers should avoid wallowing in self-pity and rather take advantage of the myriads of academic opportunities available to upgrade themselves.
Mr Kamel said this at the 58th Commendation Service for 200 graduating teachers of the Jasikan College of Education at Jasikan.
He said teacher training and professionalism were essential to human resource development urging the graduands to aspire to higher in life.
Mr Kamel said a professional teacher is a role model, peace-maker, manager, team player, disciplinarian, hard working and intelligent.
He said the College as a centre of excellence, has equipped them with a monumental legacy, which must be upheld at all times.
Mr Kamel, a Member of Parliament for Buem Constituency, also urged the graduands to accept postings to deprived areas and avoid setting unrealistic targets to themselves.
He pledged 11 packets of sheets for re-roofing of the principal’s bungalow, which were ripped-off by a rain storm in February this year. He also donated two cows to the existing students.
Mr Gabriel F. K. Wotordzor, Principal of the College, said the school despite its excellence in academic, it is beset with inadequate infrastructure facilities.
He suggested to private estate developers to invest in bungalow and hostel facilities on a build-and-operate basis to recoup their investment.
Mr Wotordzor appealed to the Ministry of Education to consider increasing the feeding grant of trainees to conform to prevailing market trends.
Mr Moses Afedo, Out-going Senior Prefect, said his administration was sponsoring the drilling of a borehole at a cost of GH¢7,000 generated
though their contributions.
He commended the students’ body for their discipline and comportment, which made his tenure incident-free.
Nana Kwame Bugru Brantuo VI, Chief of Jasikan praised the Student’s
Representative Council for their decision to leave a legacy that would go a long way in stemming the water scarcity problem of their alma mater.