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Sponsors of National Best Teacher’s Award show commitment

The Deputy minister Hon. Adutwum receiving a car from EPP books.

Sponsors of the National Best Teacher and School Awards has indicated their commitment to the scheme by donating various items worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Ministry of Education towards this year’s awards ceremony.

Four companies that represent the sponsors are the EPP Books Services, SIC Life, Metropolitan Insurance Company Limited and VIDYA Books Store.

EPP Books Services donated a saloon car worth $22,000 for award to the second runner-up, while SICLife donated a package of worth GHc200,000 made up of a life insurance cover for the first three winners, with a GHc50,000 cover for the overall best, GHc30,000 for the first runner-up and GHc20,000 for the second runner-up respectively.

The company (SIC Life) also presented 250 Polo shirts, 200 T-shirts, 50 caps, 22 fridges, 2,000 exercise books as well as 500 notebooks towards the event.

The Metropolitan Insurance Company on its part, presented 36 pieces each of four-burner gas stoves, gas cylinders, stoves and regulators. Additionally, the company is printing 300 branded Polo T-shirts amounting to GHc60, 000.

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

Addressing representatives of the companies earlier, the Deputy Minister for Education in charge of SHSs and TVAET, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, commended them for their loyalty towards the event.

He noted that the Ministry was grateful to the sponsors for joining it in its efforts to help transform education in the country as well as to celebrate the heroes of the country, who are teachers, dedicated and making every effort to ensure that Ghanaian children will get better quality education.

Dr. Adutwum expressed hope that the awards would be given to those teachers who really devoted their time and energy, and defied all challenges to help children acquire education.

Teacher motivation

The Deputy Minister said the country appreciated teachers for what they did daily and explains why governments sought to motivate teachers to do their best.

“If you do not have motivated teachers, you cannot transform your nation’s schools. We are grateful to our teachers, who have made us who we are today,” he stated.

Present at the presentation ceremony were the Chief Director, Mr.Enock Cobbinah, Director of Human Resource Dievelopment, Mrs Dord  Darkwa Mensah and other senior officials of the ministry.



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