Some Teachers have expressed dissatisfaction with a statement made by Education Minister Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh asking them to “babysit” after school hours.
The Minister recently called for extension of school hours from 2p.m to 4p.m to prevent parents and guardians from closing early from work just to attend to their children.
The call was, however, rejected by a section of the teaching fraternity describing it as preposterous.
“That is not a good policy or a good thing to be implemented, it’s a bad initiative,” said Richard Asante, the Assistant Ashanti Regional Director of Education Thursday, in an interview with Starr News.
“…Because when the minds of the pupils or the students themselves become frustrated… any other thing that you [teachers] will teach after 1:30 p m will never be understood by the pupils,” he added.
For him, the Minister’s call was unfortunate thus he must come out and apologize to them because they are not “babysitters.”