Professor Edem Kwasi Bakah, the President of the Evangelical Presbyterian University College, Ho has urged teachers to be professional in everything they do, and must be abreast with current issues in education and give their association a new look in terms of attitudes and facilities.
According to him, the slogan of GNAT “We live to teach” is a huge responsibility we [Teachers] have because teachers lay the foundation of the country by preparing the kids to be future leaders. If things are not right in the country today, it is because, partially, we have contributed to it. “What do we teach the children at school? What are the values we are imparting to them? Do we demonstrate Punctuality, Honesty, Discipline, Justice, Fairness and Hard Work? Do we allow them or help them to cheat in the examination halls or we buy examination questions for them?” He said.
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In delivery a Solidarity Message at the South Tongu District GNAT 6th Quadrennial Delegates Conference held at Global Evangelical Church, Sogakope on Wednesday, 26th May, 2021, Prof. Edem Kwasi Bakah has encouraged teachers to upgrade themselves through regular, sandwich and distance Programmes.
“As you are aware, the frontiers of knowledge are expanding very fast and you can’t afford to be left behind. I therefore urge you to take advantage of the programmes EPUC offers to upgrade yourselves and be responsive to the needs of your pupils and students.” He urged.
He told the teachers that, Evangelical Presbyterian University College is one the outstanding Universities through which they can have themselves upgraded. Prof. Edem Kwasi Bakah noted that, as a University College, they have a mandate to produce the needed manpower for the development of our nation and the world.
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According to him, these are done through relevant programmes and courses as well as their community engagement activities. “Aside Education programmes, we also offer programmes in Business, Social Sciences, Languages and Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Our programmes are run in very flexible modes; we have the weekend and regular options.” He explained.
“On this note Mr. Chairman, we at EPUC are ready to support members of GNAT to upgrade their skills; we encourage them to enroll on our programmes.”
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He has also urged Delegates’ and the leadership of GNAT to stay together and speak with one voice. “You are the people on the ground, so let the leadership of GNAT know the realities there and l urge leadership to convey the realities to Government without fear and favour.”
Professor Bakah deems it a great honour to be invited to this year’s District Conference. “I bring you warm and fraternal greetings from the Evangelical Presbyterian University College, the Premier University in the Volta Region.” He added.