This year’s overall National Best Teacher Award went to Madam Faustina Copson of the Richard Akwei Memorial School in the Greater Accra Region. She took home a 3-bedroom house and a life insurance cover worth fifty thousand Ghana cedis. 


There were other categories of awards such as the Best Schools in Mathematics and Science at the Primary, Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High School (SHS) levels, whose recipients received laptops and certificates.


The rest of the awards were in the category of Technical and Special schools. 


In an address delivered on his behalf at the Awards Ceremony, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called for a collective responsibility in ensuring the success of the Free SHS Policy. 


President Akufo-Addo underscored the importance of quality teacher training as a critical and vital component of the SHS policy.


The President said his government had a sacred duty towards teachers to ensure that they were sufficiently motivated to achieve the higher standards of professional competence and excellence, adding that the Free SHS policy would not succeed without the right investment in the teachers at all levels of the education system.


In his remarks, Mr Eric Kwakye Dafuor, Eastern Regional Minister, said the region was hosting the event for the second time, the first in 2010, adding that the region currently had a teacher population of fifty thousand manning the one hundred and five Senior High and Technical Schools, and the numerous basic schools spread across the region. 


Present at the ceremony included the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah, Directors of Education and MPs. 


Dasebere Dr. Emeritus Oti Boateng, the Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional Area,  chaired  the occasion.


Source: ISD (Richard Akuffo) 


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