The Founder and CEO for Media For Development Foundation
(MEDEF) a Human Rights and non-profit Media Advocacy Organization in Sunyani,
Mr.Emmanuel O. Appiah has urged the government of Ghana to empower teachers in
the country in order to build a strong and sustainable society.
development cannot be over emphasize so it is important for government to empower
teachers in all aspect of their lives so that the society will also benefits.
conference in Sunyani on the world teacher’s day. The world teacher’s day is
annual events observed by 100 countries in the country and the theme for this
year’s world teacher’s day is “Empowering teachers, building sustainable
a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed
for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.
education professionals’ world wide strongly believes that World Teachers’ Day
should be internationally recognized and celebrated around the world.
championing the development of the people especially in the areas of education,
we will continue to advocates on issues that will promote and develop teachers
in our society.
provision of decent working conditions, well-resourced, safe and healthy
working environments, trust, professional autonomy, academic freedom, high
quality initial training and continuous professional development, among others.
freedom to exercise their profession and the face of low status in society, the
provision of high quality education and its contribution to sustainable
development remains a major challenge to the teaching profession for that
government must intervene.
educators in the country to stand together for the profession and call on
governments to take concrete measures to empower teachers for building
sustainable societies and has also call on governments to implement the new
education goal and all of its targets by investing in teachers.
dedication, commitment and hard work in providing quality education in the
country despite some challenges facing the teaching profession and urged them
to continue the good work in order to receive God blessing.