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Asantehene honours 100 hard working teachers in deprived communities

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Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has underlined the need for greater recognition of the contribution of teachers in the nation’s development effort.

He said it should not be lost on anybody that the progress of the country depends on quality human resource and skills and this could not be achieved without the teacher.

It is on account of this that they need to be encouraged and motivated to put in their best.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu was speaking at a ceremony to honour 100 basic school teachers selected from deprived communities across the country at the Manhyia palace in Kumasi on Monday.

The award winners, 10 from every region, were selected based on their performance and commitment to the promotion of quality education.

They received television sets, certificate of honour and assorted items donated under the auspices of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu Charity Foundation.

The 10 Regional Education Directors were also honoured at the ceremony.

The awards, an annual ritual by the Foundation is to celebrate the contribution of teachers in deprived schools and encourage others to readily accept postings there to help improve performance.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu said even though the prizes are modest, the spirit behind it is to inspire them to show more dedication and enthusiasm in the job they are doing to enhance the quality of education.

They should see their contributions as the sacrifice they are making towards the nation’s socio-economic development.

Mrs Ernestina Afosah-Anim, Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, on behalf of the prize winners thanked the Asantehene for the gesture.

She said the honour would not only serve as imprint in their teaching career but also a demonstration of commitment by the Asantehene towards the provision of quality education and the welfare of teachers.

Source: GNA

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