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18th National Best Teacher Awards launched

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Mr Lee Ocran, Minister of Education, has commended the efforts of teachers in their strive to achieve the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals.

He said great effort has gone into the provision of education infrastructure, provision of textbooks and uniforms for school children across the country.

Mr Ocran said this at the official launch of the 18th National Best Teacher Awards Scheduled for October 5, 2012 in Kumasi on the theme: “Take a Stand for Teachers” in Accra on Wednesday.

The Awards scheme established in 1995 is to motivate teachers, recognise their efforts and show appreciation for the critical role they play in moulding minds and laying foundation critical for children to contribute to national development.

This year’s overall winner will receive a three bedroom house, laptop, the first runner-up takes home a double cabin pick-up, laptop and the second runner-up receives a saloon car, laptop and other ICT equipment for their schools.

He said this year’s award package were very attractive and expressed the hope that these awards would further spur on the award winners to strive even harder to make a much greater impact on society.

“Apart from this the award winner should show that he/she has been able to impact positively on the community and those efforts has been of immense benefit,” he noted.

Mr Ocran also commended officers who though were not directly involved in teaching, provided essential services to ensure that the teacher was able to carry out their work dutifully.

Source: GNA

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