Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education Professor Kwesi Yankah, has challenged teachers to use education to transform lives, reconcile families set apart by war, and build bridges for peaceful coexistence.
He spoke about events after the killing of the then Overlord of Dagbon, in 2002, advising teachers in the north to use education to create conditions for the sustenance of peace in the area.
Professor Yankah said this during the 7th congregation of the Tamale College of Education (TACE) in Tamale.
A total of 476 students, who completed the Diploma in Basic Education programme from TACE during the 2017/2018 academic year graduated. Graduating and continuing students, who excelled during the academic year, were presented with awards including; cash prizes and laptops.
Professor Yankah said teachers were crucial in shaping the character of pupils and students urging them to be diligent in the discharge of their duties to promote the development of the country.
The minister of state spoke about the on-going public debate about the draft Public Universities Bill saying it was not to control public universities but rather “To cure avoidable inconsistencies in university governance, as well as responsibilities universities are expected to shoulder in the course of executing their core mandate.”
He assured that governing councils of the country’s colleges of education would soon be put in place to ensure their effective administration.