Teaching a noble profession, says Bishop

National
Source:
The National, Wednesday July 13th, 2016

A church leader has urged teachers to look beyond their pay packets, saying teaching is more than just about earning a salary.
Catholic Bishop of Bereina Rochus Tatamai told the Lasallian teachers gathering at Hohola yesterday to present the truth in their lessons as Jesus did in his teaching.
“Teaching ministry is about presenting the truth. It is the truth that will set us free and it is only the truth that will allow young people to know who they are and what their purpose is in life,” Tatamai said.
He said teachers should look past the classroom settings because in rural areas they could become a health worker, a district officer and a church leader.
He said teachers had a greater calling and was a noble profession to lead children to realise their potential, gifts and talents. They were responsible for the children’s future and destinies.
“Classroom is in fact your integral human development centre because they are all the aspect of the growing child. You are the one who is instructing them,” Tatamai said.
He said teachers imparted speculative knowledge for the intellectual mind. They are influential and can direct students in the right path.
“Children pick up good habbits like punctuality, presence, regularity and being open, correct, kindness and many more from their teachers because there is no mathematical formula and science in it, these are values that help people to form their lives.”
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