Mrs Elizabeth Amoah-Tetteh, Deputy Minister of Education, has appealed to teachers in the country to accept postings to the rural areas, to promote education.
She also asked them to be role models in their communities, and to discharge their work professionally.
Mrs Amoah-Tetteh was addressing 5,764 teachers from the Central, Western and Eastern Regions, who have graduated with Diploma in Basic Education, at OLA Training College in Cape Coast.
She told the teachers that the graduation marked a turning point in their career, and asked them to transform school children and help them to acquire the right competencies and skills.
Mrs Amoah-Tetteh called on teachers to take advantage of opportunities being offered by the Ghana Education Service, including distance learning and upgrade their skills and knowledge. GNA