The Deputy CEO of Coastal Development Authority (CODA), Mr. Kingsley Kofi Karikari Bondzie has described teachers as the heart of quality education, hence there is the need for the general public to provide adequate materials and non-material resources for teachers to make their work more easy, efficient and effective.
“When teachers are given the tools they need, they can help students realize their full potential”, he observed.
He explained, “one way of doing this is to give teachers the 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”.
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) made this observation during the Teacher awards and retirees day celebration 2023, at Abura Dunkwa in the Central Region.
Mr. Karikari Bondzie who fully financed the event as part of his 50th birthday celebration, saluted teachers of AAK for their collective contributions as teachers, which in diverse ways had resulted in the alleviation of poverty from various families as well as setting the communities on the path of wealth creation.
“Teachers’ steadfast dedication is what transforms classrooms into breeding grounds for wisdom and knowledge” he added.
On her part, the District Director of Education for Abura Asebu Kwamankese, Madam Dorcas Brenda Asare expressed her profound gratitude to all teachers especially teachers of AAK district for dedicating their lives to shaping young minds, nurturing talents and laying the foundation for a better future.
“It is through teachers dedication and passion that our educational system has flourished and we owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be fully repaid”, she stressed.
The Headmaster of Aburaman Senior High School, Dr. Isaac Ignatius Yankey, who added his voice charged the government and education authorities to provide teachers and schools with the requiste resources to offer quality education.
He again called on the government to pay teachers a salary comparable to other professions requiring the same level of qualifications and responsibility and ensure that teachers receive the moral recognition appropriate to their level of qualifications and responsibilities.
35year-old teacher of Abura Dunkwa Baiden Walker D/A Experiential KG and Primary School, Mrs. Henrietta Nyarko emerged the overall best teacher in the AAK district for the year 2023.