The National Teaching Council (NTC) as part of an effort to honour teachers has adjudged Faith Aku Dzakpasu, a teacher at GRETA ‘D’ Shepherd Two Basic School in the Greater Accra region the most outstanding teacher for 2023.
For her prize, Faith Aku Dzakpasu was presented with a prototype of a three-bedroom apartment to be built at a place of her choice in any part of Ghana, one million Ghana cedis worth of insurance from the State Insurance Company (SIC) and 1000 exercise books.
The first runner-up award went to Isabella Wussa-Tetteh of Sege D/A Primary in the Greater Accra region and for her prize took home a 4×4 Pick-Up truck, one million Ghana cedis worth of insurance cover from SIC and 1000 exercise books.
The second runner-up position on the other hand went to Fredous Idi-Amin of Ogbojo Presbyterian Basic School who also took home a brand new saloon vehicle, one million Ghana cedis insurance cover from SIC and 1000 exercise books.
Other awards presented were the Best Junior High School Teacher, Best Primary School Teacher, Best Primary Teacher, Best Senior High, and Best Technical Teacher among others.
Aside from these, a new award was presented to Mr Simon Boateng, from the St. Monica’s College of Education, Asante Mampong for being the Best Tutor from all the Colleges of Education in Ghana and took home a 4×4 Pick Up truck.
Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum in his address assured the President of his readiness to continue working very hard towards the attainment of the best education for the nation since education was the driving force behind the development of every country.
“We are not just providing education for the nation’s youth but we are positioning the nation to become a giant in various facets with the training of people with critical thinking skills and knowledge that is required towards the development of the nation’s economy,” he stated.
Registrar of NTC, Christian Addai Poku on his part pledged to continue working very hard to ensure that the quality of teaching in schools was improved by putting in place the right initiatives to ensure that the quality of instruction in schools was maintained.