National Best Teacher receives prize
The government on Thursday presented a cheque for GH¢60,000 to the 2010 National Best Teacher, Mr Kinsley Akom, in Accra and reiterated its position that it considered the role of teachers very crucial to the development of the country.
Mrs Elizabeth Amoah-Tetteh, Deputy Minister in charge of Pre-Tertiary Education, said the Best Teacher Award scheme was to motivate teachers to deliver their best in ensuring that education in the country rose to its best.
She said the prize had improved since the inception of the scheme in 1995 due to the great importance government attached to the teaching profession.
Mrs Amoah-Tetteh urged the Best Teacher to share his experiences with other colleagues to also work hard and participate in all social activities.
She urged him not to relent in his efforts to make the best out of his chosen profession.
Mr Akom, a teacher at the Kumasi Technical Institute, thanked the government and the Ghana Education Service for recognizing that the teaching profession contributed a lot to the development of the nation.
He said the award was a great challenge to him and promised to work harder to justify the honour.
Mr Akom had earlier received a laptop and a computer for his school.