The Northern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has presented a motorbike to a physically challenged teacher to solve her transportation needs.
Mrs Elizabeth Deo-Souza, Northern Regional Director of GES presented the keys of an Apsonic (AP 110-33) Motorbike to Ms Rebecca Yaa Chubari, 30, who has been teaching for three years now at the Solihiya Islamic Primary School in the East Gonja District (EGD).
Ms Chubari suffers from a medical condition described as lymphidemia, which is the swelling of fingers and foot, but has been meticulous with her work, even though the school is not very far from her home.
Mrs De-Souza said she spotted the teacher during one of her routine unannounced working visits in her class and that further investigations indicated that she was hard working hence the need to assist her.
She said records available at the school showed that Ms Chubari prepared lesson notes and filled report cards for all the pupils for all the terms, a situation which was important for quality teaching and proper assessment of pupils.
She said based on that and other factors, the Regional Directorate of GES selected her to benefit from the facility, which formed part of the Northern Regional Best Teacher and Worker Awards held in May this year in Tamale.
Mrs De-Souza appealed to authorities of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to assist the teacher to improve her medical condition so that she would continue with her quota towards improving education in the area.
She thanked Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), an NGO, for providing the motorbike and the EGD District Chief Executive for the immense support to improve education.
Mr John Kudjo Kumah, Savelugu/Nanton Municipal Director of GES, who is also in-charge of Education in EGD, described Ms Chubari as a dedicated teacher, who never relented in giving off her best to improve academic delivery of her pupils.
Ms Chubari said her award should serve as a motivation to others to do their best because “hard work pays”.
She appealed NGOs and other benevolent organizations and individuals to assist her undergo a surgery to alleviate her condition.