It is not an overstatement to say that a great teacher can change lives and reshape communities. As some of the most influential role models in communities, teachers are responsible for more than just academic enrichment. One of such great teacher whose trappings have gone beyond the four walls of a classroom is Ken Martin Atanga, the Principal of GBHS Nkambe. Ken Martin is a teacher par excellence, a school manager and a teaching teacher.
He is such a teacher that is committed to the students’ well-being both inside and outside the classroom. What makes him a teaching teacher lies in the fact that every morning, Ken always take some time to talk to students on the important life lessons that will help them succeed beyond term papers and standardized tests. A teacher who teaches everywhere he goes.
It is not always easy to shape a person which is why it takes a great teacher like Ken Martin to do so. Despite the fact that he is Principal of the largest school in Donga Mantung Division, he remains humble, down to earth and reflects the character of the old day teacher whose job did not only revolves around subject matter, but lessons on life. A visit to GBHS Nkambe will tell you that the man is very concern with the learning and teaching environment as the buildings have been rehabilitated, and sporting infrastructures developed. His trappings at the helm of GBHS Nkambe earned him one of the highest distinct titles in Mbum land from the Nkambe Fon’s palace Happy Teachers Day Sir Ken Martin Atanga.
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