The Ashanti Regional NABCO Director, Mr. Dennis Kwakwa, has admonished Teacher Trainees to create opportunities beyond their teaching profession. He made this call in his speech when he was addressing Sector Executives at the ASHBA-TTAG 25th General Assembly held at Asante Akyem Agogo in the Ashanti Region.
Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana(TTAG) – ASHBA Sector held its conventional 25th General Assembly at the Agogo Presbyterian Women’s College of Education under the theme, “Teacher Education Advancement and Reformation; The Role of Stakeholders and Teacher Trainee”, which was to conscientise student leaders from the various Colleges of Education in Ashanti and Bono Region.
Speaking at the event, Dennis Kwakwa touched on the various reforms that have been initiated towards the advancement of Teacher Training Education in Ghana since the year 2000. He further elaborated and established the fact that the New Patriotic Party is the only government that has given much concern to the profession considering the upgrade of the Trainees certificate, introduction of the student allowances, and many more.
Dennis Kwakwa capitalised on the theme to advise the executive present to take advantage of the technological environment to build their career outside the classroom.
“The reform is not only for the books but it’s a reform to transform our lives, it should make us unique and different from others. You have to distinguish yourself one way or the other for people to know you. This contemporary era is not about who you know but rather who knows you. Let’s study to show ourselves approved in many distinctive avenues”, as said by Dennis Kwakwa.
The Ashanti Regional NABCO Director again emphasized on the availability of modern technology as a medium for individuals to explore many life opportunities during their training. “The mobile phones and other gadgets are not mainly for social media expedition but can be utilized to avail ourselves to many life-changing recourses. We should develop our lives to be adaptive to several circumstances, Dennis Kwakwa added.