Should Dagbon be divided to create the Eastern Corridor Region?
Yes
No
Only if Yendi is Capital City
view results

Teachers Urged to Help Combat HIV/AIDS


2007-08-08 17:29:03
This article has been read 682 times.


Mohammed Amin
Mr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has urged teachers to be agents of change in their schools and communities in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

He said: "As teachers, you serve as role models to your pupils and your communities and as such, you must live lives worthy of emulation". Mr. Adam said this when opening a two-day workshop on HIV/AIDS for primary schools teachers in the Tamale Metropolis in Tamale.

The Metropolitan Directorate of Education organised the workshop, which was jointly sponsored by the Ghana AIDS Commission and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF.

Mr. Adam said the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the Northern Region as at last year was 2.7 per cent but this had reduced to two per cent this year and attributed this to the religious and moral discipline of northerners.

He appealed to parents and teachers to educate the youth on the dangers of immoral behaviour.

Mr Adam said teachers and the youth were the productive force of the nation and if care was not taken to protect them from contracting HIV/AIDS then the nation stood the danger of losing its labour force.

Mrs. Alexandra Sopimeh, the Metropolitan Director of Education, urged teachers to pay attention to the girl-child when discussing issues related to HIV/AIDS since they were more vulnerable to contracting the disease.

source: ghanadistricts.com

Latest News
Vitting SHS students ‘sleeping under trees’


Abudus withdraw from Dagbon peace talks again


Tamale residents defend Mayor as impeachment agitation gathers momentum


Two killed in ‘attack’ on Fulanis at Yendi


Tamale Mayor faces impeachment over ‘stinking’ contracts, disrespect


'Mahama Camboo' collapsing taxi business


‘Yellow-Yellow’, the ‘Uber’ of Tamale pushing taxi drivers out of busine


Buipe SHS matron arrested for stealing free SHS food


NPP youth invade police station, free suspects in Karaga


NPP youth chase DCE out of his residence


back January 2018 forward
S
MTWTF
S
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
-
3

currently online

2202687

visitors since Jan. 2006
Last updated: