The Vice President of the Republic, Dr Bawumia, has lauded the enormous contribution of teachers to Ghana’s socio-economic development
Describing teachers as “unsung heroes”, Vice President Bawumia extolled the dedication and selflessness exhibited by practitioners of the teaching profession over the years, and pledged the Nana Akufo-Addo government’s commitment to recognizing the contributions of hardworking and selfless teachers towards the improvement of education in the country through a wide range of incentives and reforms.
“These dedicated men and women are our unsung heroes, often working in less than ideal conditions and toiling hard not only to impart knowledge in us but to shape our moral code and prepare us to be responsible citizens” Vice President Bawumia declared in Accra on Friday 5th
The Vice President, who was speaking at the maiden edition of the ‘Ghana Teacher Prize awards’, formerly ‘National Best Teacher awards’, held at the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (
“Teachers play a pivotal role in the development of our human resource and remain key in the achievement of the overall development of the country. To teach is to inspire, to challenge, to mould, to develop thinking, to sow seeds for the future. Let me, therefore, on this momentous occasion, on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, use this opportunity to salute our gallant teachers for their commitment to duty.”
The success of the innovative double track system, which has provided access into Senior High Schools this year for an additional 180,000 JHS graduates, would largely depend on teachers, Vice President Bawumia underscored and urged teachers to re-dedicate themselves to the cause while Government works to address their concerns.
Second Runner-up Owusu Antipem of Nsutaman Senior High School received a Saloon car and a cheque for Ghs 50,000, while First Runner-up Augusta Lartey-Young of Presbyterian Boys Senior High School received a 4*4 Pick-Up vehicle worth Ghs130,000.