Teachers at a day’s workshop at the weekend were schooled on the need to be punctual to work and be time conscious to meet their targets.
The workshop, organized by the Bawku Municipal Educational Directorate in Bawku, was aimed at alerting teachers on the need to make good use of time and create a cordial relationship between the teacher and the communities in which they serve.
The teachers, who were drawn from various circuits of the five districts in the Bawku area, were asked to respect and see time as a tool for national development.
They were taken through time matriculation, the need to make good use of contact hours in the classroom and during extra curriculum activities among others.
Participants including assembly members, traditional leaders, heads of decentralized departments and some groups from the civil society were to help address some community problems such as teacher/parent misunderstandings and community based conflicts.
Addressing the participants, Mr Benedict Yindol, Bawku Municipal Director of Education, called on community members and teachers to see the education of their children as paramount and collaborate effectively to give the children good education.
He said poor supervision from both parents and teachers accounted for the falling standards of education in the country.
Mr Yindol urged all stakeholders in the fight to improve on education to focus their attention on the need for peaceful coexistence in the communities so that the children would have an enabling environment to learn.
Poanab Veronica Asigri Abugrago, queen mother of the Bawku Traditional Area, gave the assurance that the traditional council would take pragmatic measures to ensure that parents encouraged their children to stay in school.
She said the council had collaborated with non-governmental organizations including BEWDA which is working to strengthen the capacity of communities and vulnerable groups to ensure there is a total elimination of the practice of female genital mutilations in the area.
She called on parents to desist from giving their girls out for early marriage and said such practice was against the law and that anyone caught would face justice. GNA