Your Contribution to Education in Ghana is unmatched-UEW Lecturer to Afenyo Markin
A Lecturer at the Social Studies Department, University of Education, Winneba, Dr. Samuel Poatob, has applauded the massive contribution of the MP towards education in Winneba.
He said his provision of one laptop one teacher, school buildings and the institution of teachers awards, scholarship for students are worthy of emulation.
He made these remarks when addressing pupils and teachers in Winneba, at the 2022,2023 teachers awards, which was on the theme, “Celebrating Educational Excellence and Naturing Responsible Digital Citizens.”
Some of the awardees were, Joseph Gampie, Best Teache, private primary category, 1st position, Rhoda Howard Aidoo, 2nd position and Kofi Akanyi, Best teacher, JHS, 1st position all from Auncle Rich School, whilst, the best teacher, 1st position for primary category, public schools, went to Biriwaa Bediako from Ntakrofom M/A, Basic School.
Some recieved a Double Decker Fridge, Gas Burners and Television Sets for their prizes.
He indicated that gone were the days where teachers were amongst the topmost respected people in society, but dynamics have changed today where respect is giving to the rich, of which teachers are described not to be one, since they live by hand to mouth.
He described teacher motivation as a driver for effective teaching and positive learning outcomes, thus commended Hon. Markin for his initiative to appreciate teachers.
The Deputy Majority Leader of Parliament, and MP for Effutu Constituency, Hon. Alexander Kwamena Afenyo Marking, accused some Ghanaians of gross financial indiscipline.
“People cry for jobs and financial support all the time, but when giving one, they abuse it. “People took money in former presidents Kuffuor and Rawlings’ time, but failed to pay because they are party members ” he stressed.
According to him government through SSNIT invested so much in Ghanaian businesses but abused it, adding, these very people turn round to request for jobs, good roads and other developments, and later say they want Visa to travel outside Ghana, forgetting that the western world do things differently.
He hinted that he will never feel dejected and discouraged, despite what he is going through in the hands of some constituents, but cautioned that he would be introducing more discipline and stringent measures that will not give room for abuse of resources, adding, “the days people will say, MP let it go are over”.
The Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Kasim Zubeiru, expressed government’s committed in improving the human resource of the country, hence MP’s initiative was not out of place.
He indicated that the availability of qualified teachers was a key determinant in achievement of the sustainable development goal 4 on the global front.
Hon. Zubeiru emphasized that government’s introduction of the Free SHS, policy, Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education was to help improve human capital for national development.