Serwaa Amihere Calls for an End to Teachers Recording Students for Social Media Likes
Accra, Ghana – Popular journalist Serwaa Amihere has taken to her Facebook page to express her concerns about the recent trend of some teachers in schools recording interactions between their pupils and posting them on social media for likes and engagements.
In her post, Amihere highlighted that while such videos could be useful in highlighting the challenges that school children face in accessing education and seeking help, many of the videos instead make a mockery of the children. She went on to say that some of these kids struggle to express themselves in English or other areas, and that the videos could damage their confidence and self-esteem.
Amihere, therefore, called on the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to put an end to this practice by some teachers, stating that it was not right and could have long-term negative effects on the children.
She also highlighted the fact that the digital footprints that such videos leave could hurt the kids in the future, and called for everyone to come together with a common voice to end this practice and protect our kids.
The post by Serwaa Amihere has sparked a debate among Ghanaians, with many people sharing their opinions on the matter. While some people agree with her and believe that teachers should not be recording interactions with students for social media likes, others think that such videos could be used to raise awareness about the challenges that school children face.
The Ministry of Education and the GES have not yet responded to Amihere’s call for an end to this practice, but it remains to be seen if they will take action in response to the growing concerns about the impact of such videos on the confidence and self-esteem of school children.
In the meantime, it is important for all stakeholders in the education sector to come together to find a way to protect our kids and ensure that their digital footprints are not used against them in the future. The education of our children should always come first, and we should work together to create a safe and supportive environment for them to learn and grow.