Retired educationist advocates training of pre-school teachers

A retired educationist, Madam Melanie Kasisi has appealed to government to establish special training colleges for the training of pre-school and primary school teachers.

She said early childhood education is vital hence the need to enhance the capacity of teachers to handle the teaching and learning of toddlers.

Madam Kasisi made the appeal at a meeting of stakeholders in Education; on the role of students in the improvement of education at Navrongo, in the Upper East Region.

She noted that education is a combined effort of heredity and environmental factors for the total and quality formation of the child’s development, socially, physically, morally, and emotionally.

Madam Kasisi said the falling standard of education was a worrying phenomenon that required dedicated and committed students and teachers to curb the problem.

She said in order to reverse the situation: “A teacher should be a lifelong student.”

She condemned students who sacrificed their studies for extra-curricular activities that tend to derail their performance in school.

Madam Kasisi expressed dissatisfaction about acts such as homosexuality, stealing, use of hard drugs and caffeinated beverages among students.

She asked female students not to solicit for favours from male teachers, confide in their parents when going through emotional distress and seek guidance and counselling from their teachers.

Madam Kasisi called on parents and other stakeholders to provide a good learning environment for students.

Source: GNA

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