ACCRA, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said the Ghana government would pay special attention to the professional development of teachers as the nation marched ahead on the road to progress.
He said teachers were the key change agents needed for the acceleration of the transformative change programmes of his government, thus his administration would ensure that the Ghanaian teacher became pivotal in the development agenda of the country.
President Akufo-Addo said this at the second session of the 21st congregation of the University of Education Winneba (UEW), at which some 10,587 students graduated from the university at various levels.
The number comprised 6,644 and 3,943 graduands from the Northern and Southern sectors of the University respectively. The total figure is made up of 904 postgraduate, 6,000 bachelor’s degrees and 3,675 diploma awards. Out of the lot, 1,464 have been certified as professional teachers in various fields of expertise.
Touching on the critical importance of teachers of developing the competencies of teachers, the President explained that the economic success of most modern societies was inter-related with the professional role of teachers and education in general.
Almost all modern, successful societies that have had outstanding results in training and economic
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK