Afenyo-Markin to teachers: Don’t politicise educational system

Afenyo-Markin advised teachers to instead focus on their classroom work and the upbringing of schoolchildren

Alexander Afenyo Markin, the Majority Leader in Parliament, has advised teachers to avoid unnecessary politicking in schools.

He acknowledged that teachers can express their political preferences but must not extend it to their students.

The Majority Leader was speaking at an event to distribute laptops to teachers within the Effutu municipality in the Central Region on Monday (10 June).  

“You may have your different views on politics. But as teachers, please avoid unnecessary acrimony in the school. Debate your issues, but don’t let it get out of hand.”

“Don’t let it polarise the educational environment. The children that you are teaching, don’t extend it to them,” he added.

Distribution of Laptops

The Effutu MP distributed some laptops to some teachers from public schools within his constituency as part of his “One-teacher, One-laptop” initiative.

He encouraged them to make good use of the devices and influence the students positively.

“We want to help you educate our kids. You need natural tools in this era of artificial intelligence. if you don’t get the natural tools, you’ll be left behind. and the kids may even know more than you do, so please make good use of it. research and impact knowledge,” he said.

Rejoice Arhin, a teacher in Effutu expressed gratitude to the lawmaker, assuring him to make good use of the laptops.

She said, “Thank you so much for this wonderful gesture. If it had not been for honourable, I wouldn’t have had this. And like he said, we are going to make good use of this and it will go a long way for us to deliver our lectures more effectively.”

Reporting by Andy Sepah in Accra

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