GNAT- Awutu-Effutu-Senya Secretariat holds fifth delegate’s conference

Winneba (C/R) – As we welcome the specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target on qualified teachers there is the need for policy makers to meet the stated goals to ensure the total development of the sector.

Dr Hilda Hagan, Effutu Municipal Director of Education, said this at 5th Quadrennial (52) District Delegates Conference of Awutu-Effutu-Senya Secretariat of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) held at Winneba.

The event was held under theme: “Transforming societies through education: The teacher factor towards Agenda 2030”.

There is the need for teachers to be supported in the profession, with decent salaries, good working conditions and continuous professional development.

Dr Hagan said Agenda 2030 is supposed to be ambitious and transformational, and this would involve a shift in the orientation of the individual and society at large.

Indeed, teachers have been set at the heart of the SDGs, and for this reason, the 21st century teacher is expected to acquire and transfer what they call the 21st century core skills such as: critical thinking creative and innovative skills and problem solving skills, she said.

Although teachers play a cardinal role in the transforming of the society, they are beset with various challenges including inadequate teaching and learning facilities, she said.

Source: Ghana News Agency