Mr Nicholas Fiifi Baako, Assin North Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has issued a stem warning to teachers in the Municipality be punctual in school or face the wrath of the assembly.
He said the assembly in collaboration with the District Directorate of Education has ‘declared war’ on all truant teachers to reduce the high rate of truancy among teachers in the Municipality.
Mr Baako said this during a tour of some basic schools in the district adding that many teachers in the area have not been making good use of contact hours and that negative attitude towards work has escalated the concern.
“The assembly together with other stakeholders are highly determined in our fight against teacher “indiscipline” and ensure that they focus their attention and energies on their core mandate of providing quality human resource to support national development” he said
The move, the DCE said, would help reverse the falling standards of education in the metropolis which had contributed to the abysmal performance of some schools in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Mr Baako called on teachers to work hard to improve the provision of quality education.
He said government has also recognised education as the only tool for national development and it was committed to providing the needed inputs to promote education.
Mr Sadick Tengkoran, the Municipal Circuit Supervisor, asked teachers to eschew all forms of unethical deeds that had impugned the integrity of the noble profession.
To keep to that, he urged them to show commitment and dedication in the discharge of their duties to help train and unearth the talents of school children.
Mr Tengkoran also congratulated the MCE for personal commitment to uplift the standard of education in the municipality.