THE CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATOR AS A ROLE MODEL IN CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT OF THE STUDENTS AND SOCIETY
It is often said that no education system can rise above the quality of its teachers while good teachers would produce good lawyers, doctors, engineers and other professionals. The teacher is the pivot on which any educational development hangs, and any attempt made towards educational development must involve dynamic and well-articulated teacher education programme that will prepare teachers for the indispensable leadership role they are expected to play. In addition, the teacher is seen as a parent - surrogate and disciplinarian, as he minds about the welfare of the learner and guides him as well as disciplines him and to show justice and fair play for the enhancement of attainment of school goals. These virtues inculcated will later be beneficial as they become adults and starts handling the affairs of the society. This paper therefore examines the Christian religious educator as a role model in character development of the students and society.