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MoE seeks more support for National Best Teacher/School Award scheme

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The Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Primary and Junior High Schools, Mrs Barbara Asher Ayisi, is courting many companies in the country to support the National Best Teacher and School Award Scheme with a promise to give them the platform to promote their products.

She has also assured the sponsors that the ministry would create an attractive platform to make sponsors visible, adding that it viewed the awards as an important motivation for teachers and a way to show appreciation for their hard work.

Mrs Ayisi was speaking during a “thank you” visit to the EPP Books Services, one of the major sponsors of the awards.

The visit gave the deputy minister the opportunity to interact with the management and staff of the company and to thank them sponsorship over the years and to further encourage them to continue with the kind gesture.

According to her, “we want this year’s awards to be unique to serve as a motivation for the teachers to give their best and to serve as a challenge to all teachers to aspire for the ultimate.

“We want to give this year’s awards a new face. We want to do something different by being more creative in order to keep the excitement among the public and the teachers,” the deputy minister said.

Mrs Ayisi advised teachers to continue to give of their best because “ every sacrifice you make today will not go unnoticed.”

Package

The deputy minister promised that this year, the ministry would package the awards well by rebranding it to make it more attractive to both teachers and sponsors.

Gratitude for visit

In response, the General Manager of EPP Books Service, Ms. Millicent Brookman-Amissah, expressed gratitude for the deputy minister’s ‘thank you’ visit, describing it as “amazing”.

She said just as the ministry was rebranding the award, the company was also rebranding and believed that with the new direction, good things would emerge.

She pledged the company’s continuous support for the awards scheme and an even bigger one saying when the time was up,  the company would announce its package for the award.

Scholarships

Ms. Brookman-Amissah proposed that the ministry should include scholarships to deserving teachers , saying she was confident such an award would encourage teachers to give of their best.

She also asked corporate bodies and individuals to emulate EPP Books Service’s steps by sponsoring the award ceremony.


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