The District Chief Executive for Wa East District, Hon. Ewurah Kandiah has outlined some Challenges he has with teachers posted to the District, calling for stakeholders to bring hands on desk in order to address them, he Urged the District Directorate of Education to Look into the Issues in order to address them.
Few days ago, the DCE instructed that the District Education Office should be moved from Wa Municipal to Funsi.
Our Hardworking Teachers, whilst calling on all hands on deck to improve upon the educational standards in the district to enable us compete favourably with some of the well-endowed schools in the country, there are some critical milestones you as major stakeholders would have to reflect on include:
-Abuse of alcohol and drugs by teachers
-Pursuing academic programmes or courses without official approval which in most cases lead to the abandonment of the pupils in classrooms without a teacher.
-Less contact hours with pupils by Teachers because they are engaged in their personal businesses other than teaching.
-Lack of commitment to work
-Marks/grades for Sex
-Lateness to school
-Refusal of teachers to stay in their school communities, in some cases even when teacher quarters are provided.
Distinguish Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe that if these issues are addressed by you yourselves by simply turning over a new leaf, which I know you can, half of the problem would have been resolved.
On the other hand, let me also acknowledge with gratitude the efforts of our hardworking teachers who despite general challenges are working very hard day and night to achieve results. I wholly appreciate your efforts.
Let me assure all of you that, my doors are widely opened to you both as individuals and organizations for constructive criticisms. You are always welcome to my office.