Arrest the publisher of fake news against the teaching profession – Teacher Unions told

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The immediate past National Coordinator of the Teacher Trainees’ Association of Ghana (TTAG), Joshua Owusu Yeboah has called on teacher unions to call for the arrest of the publisher of a story trending on social media against their noble teaching profession.

According to the professional teacher Joshua Owusu, the arrest of said publisher would go a long way to redeem and restore the integrity of teachers and the teaching profession, since the said story indicated that, a headmistress and four other female teachers were impregnated by a practicing teacher trainee.

In the early hours of Friday, June 3, 2022, a story published by one Sir Obed Fieve of voltawebpage.com indicated that a teacher trainee on teaching practice at Asokore Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region has impregnated 24 girls, a headmistress and four female teachers.

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According to Joshua Owusu Yeboah, a simple analysis of the story would help one to understand and know the malicious intention of the publisher.

He explained that, the proximity is a key factor in considering where a teacher trainee is sent to embark on teaching practice. He indicated that, there couldn’t be any possibility for a College of Education in the Western Region to permit its teacher trainees to undergo teaching practice in the Ashanti Region, as stipulated by the said story.

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He further argued that, the Western Region has only one College of Education (Holy Child College of Education), which happens to be an all female College of Education. This is a clear indication that, there couldn’t be any possibility of a female trainee impregnating other 24 female students, to even talk of female teachers and a headmistress.

He again added that, trainees have only embarked on one teaching practice (Macro teaching) which lasted for only four months in 2021 (September 2021 to December 2021) since the introduction of the B.Ed programme in the Colleges (excluding their Supported Teaching in Schools- STS).

Joshua Owusu Yeboah is convinced that, a disclaimer from the Mampong Educational Directorate, coupled with a legal action from the teacher unions would help redeem the integrity of the teaching profession.

Source: Coverghana.com.gh

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