The 22nd and 2nd editions, respectively, of the National Best Teacher Awards and the National Best School Awards ceremony have been launched in Accra.

The Awards ceremony, slated for the 5th of October 2016, is on the theme: ‘Valuing Teachers, Improving Their Status’.

The awards scheme aims to reward excellence, professionalism and dedication to the teaching profession as well as the complementary role played by the non-teaching staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) for quality education delivery.

A total of seventy-two (72) serving teachers, twenty (20) retired teachers, ten (10) National Service Personnel and three (3) foreign volunteers will benefit from this year’s package.

Speaking at the launch, the Minister for Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, urged teachers to reflect on their roles and responsibilities as government and sponsors continued to make the right investment to improve their image.

Prof. Opoku-Agyemang said from the 2013/2014 academic year to date, government, through the Ministry, had invested a lot to enhance the skills of teachers so as to impact on quality education delivery, which enhanced improvement in the Basic Education Certificate Exams and West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, this year.

She expressed gratitude to the sponsors of this year’s Awards which, she said, included SIC Life, Metropolitan Insurance Trust, NIB, Vidyas Books, SEDCO, EPP Books, Aki-Ola, Omega and Aktech Computers, RLG Communications and IPMC.

Source: Government of Ghana.