Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education as part of an effort to honour teachers performing outstandingly in the country on August 25, 2022, launched the 2022 edition of the Ghana Teacher Prize (GTP) at the GNAT HALL in Accra.
Under the theme, “Ghana Teacher Prize is: The Transformation of Education Begins with Teachers” the 2022 National Teacher Prize award have 3 categories namely; Teaching, Non-Teaching Staff and Leadership and Administration.
With 23 finalists competing for the Teacher Prize award, Emmanuel Siaw Okai a Principal Accountant at the Tema Technical Institute a TVET Institution in Tema was among the shortlisted nominees in the Non-Teaching Staff Category.
The launch comes after the management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) selected Tamale to host the 2022 Ghana Teacher Prize, an annual event to award the most outstanding teachers in the country each academic year.
The venue for the 2022 Ghana Teacher Prize, the Registrar of the Council, Dr Christian Addai Poku in a statement copied to AcademicWeek said was proposed at a planning committee meeting held in February 2022.
Mr Addai Poku said his outfit following the impending awards ceremony slated for early October this year met with the Northern Regional Education Directorate and the Local Planning Committee (LOC) on Friday, April 22, 2022.
“A seven (7) member Local Organizing Committee (LOC) was formed and chaired by the Regional Director of Education, Dr Peter Attafuah, other members are Alhaji Amuda Kassa, Rev. K.A Odaatu, H.E. Forgor Elizabeth S.
Others are Mr Frederick Owusu all of the Regional Directorate of Education, A representative from the Teacher Unions and a representative from the Regional Coordinating Council,” the Executive Director of NTC said in the release.
The annual GTP is a three-day event which commences from the 3rd to the 5th of October annually. The first two days are used for the symposium and exhibition, and the last day, 5th October (World Teachers’ Day) is the climax.
The President of Ghana is always the Guest of Honour for the teachers’ ceremony. His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the current State man is expected to be present at this academic year’s prize event in October 2022.