The Institute for Education Studies (IFEST) has called on the Ghana Education Service to as a matter of urgency penalise teachers who share videos of class activities on social media.
IFEST finds it very worrying a current trend on social media where some teachers apparently record pupils during instructional sessions and post them on social media.
A statement signed by Acting Executive Director, Peter P. Anti, noted, teachers are supposed to use technology in their teaching, more importantly, to record the instructional sessions to enable them review the lesson with the sole aim of improving on the next lesson. He said under no circumstance should a teacher record a pupil and share it on social media for the child to be ridiculed by the public.
In tandem with this worrying trend which is unprofessional, unethical and abuse of the right of children, IFEST has appealed to the Ghana Education Service, The Ministry of Education and the National Teaching Council to set some regulations to bar teachers from sharing videos of class activities on social media.