The African Foundation for Educational Development (AFfED) is calling on the public to avoid the incessant attacks on teachers in the Country now, Says the attacks on teachers, if not attended to, will only leave an apology of indisciplined future leaders.
The Director of African Foundation for Educational Development Mr. David Atiogbe in statement copied to the front deck of Coverghana.com.gh said, multreatmet, invasion and subsequent beatings of some teachers in the country Ghana is uncalled for, hence must be stopped immediately.
According to him, It’s has come to the notice of the African Foundation for Educational Development, AFfED, the incessant attacks on teachers in the recent times.
It will be recalled that on May 3, 2019, Mr. George Somuah Bosumpem, a teacher with the Salvation Army Basic School at Asiakwa in the East Akim District, died at the St. Joseph Hospital as a result of physical attack meted out on him by some students.
Others, include the invasion and subsequent beatings of teachers at the Okwenya M/A Basic School in the Upper Manya Krobo District.
The Kokofu incident, where parent of a female student who played truancy, invaded a school to rain insults and physically assault on a teacher for punishing their ward.
And just this week, the attack of a teachers at Nungua Kroma 2 JHS, in the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipality leading to severe injuries of the affected teachers has send shivers down the spine of teachers in the community and nation at large.
This and many unrecorded attacks on teachers and educationists is not only a threat to quality Education but a clear indication of a decaying discipline in our country.
The only hope of disciplining our children which is the schools is gradually loosing it’s hold in this regard.
The incessant attacks on teachers, if not attended to, will only leave an apology of indisciplined future leaders.
It should be a matter of national interest that teachers are gradually getting to the point where they are concerned sensu stricto to teaching and marking of assignments only.
AFfED calls on the Ghana Education Service, Teacher Unions, the Police and other state institutions, stakeholders and general public to take up this issue and nip it in the bud.
Teachers like other public and civil servants, more so like any other citizen need to be paid attention to in matters of security.
For further information, kindly contact Mr. David Atiogbe, the Director of African Foundation for Educational Development on 0245037092.