Ghanaian female teachers claimed all the three topmost awards at the ‘2019 Ghana Teacher Prize’ event in Kumasi.
The programme, organized under the auspices of the National Teaching Council, had more than forty teaching and non-teaching staff who were honoured for their immense contribution to educational development in the country.
Sabina Koba Dosu of the St. Dominic Roman Catholic Basic School in the Eastern Region, won the ultimate prize as ‘Ghana’s Most Outstanding Teacher’, and was presented with a cheque for GHS 180,000 to enable her purchase a three-bedroom house.
On hand to do the presentation was the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, accompanied by the Minister of Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh.
Philipa Darko, a teacher of the State Experimental M/A School, Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, emerged as the first runner-up and took home a 4×4 pick-up vehicle.
The second runner-up position went to Christiana Yeyeh of the Yumba Special School for the Intellectually Disabled, Tamale, in the Northern Region. She received a saloon car for her prize.
The other award winners were given prizes ranging from refrigerators, television sets, laptop computers to certificates.
The ‘Ghana Teacher Prize’ event was designed as part of activities to commemorate the ‘World Teachers’ Day’ – an annual occasion to celebrate the teaching profession.
“Young Teachers – the Future of the Profession”, was the theme adopted for this year’s event.
In an address, Alhaji Dr Bawumia saluted the gallant teachers “who under many circumstances continue to strive to make life better and more dignifying for the citizenry”.
The Vice President observed that the teacher’s contribution to the nation’s development went beyond the classroom.
“Teachers inspire and encourage us to bring out the potential in us.
“They carry us beyond those walls through to the path of development in spite of the difficulties that may come their way,” he noted, saying the nation was very grateful for the dedicated services.
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