June 24, 2013

The Member of Parliament for Sissala East constituency, Madam Sulemana Alijata Gbentie has said that poor community-teacher relations forms part of realities that militates against the performance of teachers in societies.

She reiterated that goodwill between parents or community members and teachers counts in our quest to promote quality education in the communities. She thereby urged community members to be friendly towards teachers in their communities.

She made these claims in an interview with Ghanamps.gov.gh to discuss the way forward for education in the district.

She noted that in the case whereby community members are hostile to teachers in a particular town, such teachers would automatically decline to give off their best in respect of teaching activities in the classroom.

She said the last thing we could offer teachers in the deprived communities was the warm attitude and friendliness, as such teachers were practically not privileged like their counterparts in the major cities and towns.

She therefore encouraged traditional leaders, opinion leaders, parents and good spirited members of societies to take keen interest to occasionally visit schools located in their communities to meet authorities and find out what their problems were in the school.

Jonathan Jeffrey Adjei/Ghanamps.gov.gh