Retired Educationist urges public office holders to be tolerant

Bolgatanga, (UE) Mr Robert Ajene, a retired Educationist in Bolgatanga has advised public servants to exercise a lot of tolerance, have confidence and allow faith to drive their performance at work.

Mr Ajene also known as Samboli�Naba, gave the advice at his 80th birthday celebration in Bolgatanga, and said his work experience during his youthful days prepared him well for life.

Sharing some of his 14 years working experience in Bawku as a headmaster of the then Bawku Secondary School, he said tolerance, faith , confidence and dedication to service were what worked for him to achieve the milestone he made in life.

He noted that society was becoming more dynamic, with people less committed to service and added that people were more interested in attaining only positions and not working towards nation building.

The Octogenarian celebrated the day with the Bawku old students’ association, his fellow retired educationists, family members and Heads of institutions in the Upper East Region.

Mr Ajene had served in various capacities, as a teacher, a Regional Director of Education in the Upper East Region, Northern and Upper West regions. He was also once the Director of Education in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

Mr Ajene was influential at the creation of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic, where he used his various expertise and service to ensure the successful take off the school in its new location at Sumbrungu in the Bolgatanga Municipality.

He also served on many Boards, notably as the Chairman of Retired Regional Directors of Education, Regional Media Awards Committee, and some NGOs. He also undertook some international assignments.

He received honours from the Upper East Youth Association, Northern Students Youth, Bongo Senior High, Bawku Senior High and Navrongo Senior High schools.

Source: Ghana News Agency