The Vice Principal of the Methodist University College, Very Revered Professor Joseph M.Y Edusah-Eyison, has expressed worry over what he described as ‘the lack of commitment of some teachers across the country’.
He said some teachers instead of utilizing instructional hours efficiently rather organized extra classes to make extra cash, while some went to the extent of threatening to fail students who refused to patronize such classes.
“There were no extra classes in the olden days but we passed… teachers must show commitment,” he stated.
Very Rev. Prof. Edusah-Eyison expressed these sentiments at a service on Sunday at the Wesley Methodist Cathedral in Cape Coast to induct into office, Mrs. Comfort Sarpong Akosa, as the new principal for the Komenda College of Education.
Mrs. Akosa, 55, was appointed by the National Council for Tertiary Education and the Methodist Church, Ghana, last year to replace Miss Gladys Annan Nunoo, who retired that same year.
Before her appointment, Mrs. Akosa, had served 10 years as the Vice Principal out of her 21 years of service to the St. Louis College of Education, at Kumasi.
Very Rev. Prof. Edusah-Eyison , who is also the director , Tertiary Division of the Methodist Church, stressed the need for education in the country to be geared towards problem solving explaining that, “Education without values makes one only a cleaner devil”.
Addressing the theme of the sermon, “Women Making Difference”, he acknowledged the essential role women played in society and advised them not to allow this same society to belittle their intelligence and capacity.
He praised the courage, intelligence and resilience of Queen Esther, Priscilla and other female Biblical personalities and urged women to leave a mark and make a difference wherever they found themselves.
Very Rev. Prof Edusah-Eyison advised Christians to be wary of monetary influences since the two could unmake them.
He charged Mrs. Akosa to inject relevant, innovative, and holistic education into the fabric of the College , collaborate with stakeholders to serve efficiently, and always remember to look up to Jesus at all times.
Mrs. Akosa, is a former student of Bekwai Seventh Day Adventist School, Wesley College of Education, University of Education, Winneba where she specialized in teaching Music, and currently has a Master of Education Degree in Administration from the University of Cape Coast.
Aside her 35 years teaching experience, the mother of five, is a member of the Association of Ghana Methodist Church Choirs (GHAMECC) and has been the director of music circuits and diocese levels. She is the current National Director of Music of the Association.
The ceremony brought together Educationist, Heads and Principals of Education, Religious and Traditional and Political leaders, as well as hosts of choirs, who entertained the congregation with melodious classical and traditional music.
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