Ministry of Education launches Ghana Teachers Award 2022

The Ministry of Education has launched the Ghana Teachers Award 2022 as part of efforts to motivate teachers to remain engaged in the education sector.

According to the ministry, it is working to transform education in the country. So, when teachers feel appreciated, it will go a long way to improving the quality of education.

The Ghana Teacher Prize started 27 years ago as the “Best Teacher Awards”, but it was renewed in 2018 and renamed “Ghana Teacher Prize” (GTP) to recognize hard-working teachers across the country.

Over the years, deserving teachers have won several prizes such as houses, cars, and other financial rewards to inspire other teachers to follow suit.

Speaking at the launch of the event themed “Educational Transformation Begins with Teachers”, Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, said motivating teachers will go a long way in creating a strong education system.

“The Ghana Teachers Award is a competition to commend teachers for their efforts and let them know that their efforts are appreciated by the President and the country as a whole because without teachers, teaching and learning cannot continue. because whatever STEM program you go through, you find teachers there,” he said.

He further assured that the ministry is putting systems in place to ensure that teachers are equipped with more skills to teach students.

“Everything we do in terms of transformation depends on our ability to work with teachers and equip them with the required skills that will enable them to meet the 21st century needs of this great nation called Ghana,” he said. .

The President of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Reverend Isaac Owusu, also speaking at the program, said that teachers must be prioritized for their immense contribution to the education sector, including the holistic transformation of education in Ghana.

“Motivation plays a very crucial role in driving an employee’s zeal to work harder for increased productivity. The institution of this award has lifted teacher morale and continues to inspire teachers to give their best. ourselves,” he said.

He further called on the government to look into the conditions of service of teachers.

“There is no doubt that the teacher plays a central role in transforming education in society at large, but the work of the teacher remains unattractive as many of our schoolchildren do not feel attracted to teaching, so let us seize this opportunity to reposition the teaching profession back to its past glories,” he said.

On the occasion of the Teachers’ Day celebration in October 2022, the 23 selected teachers and school leaders are to compete for the grand prize of a three-bedroom house in Tamale in the Northern Region.