Deputy Minister gifts GHC65k car to best teacher
The Deputy Minister for Regional Re-organization and Development Hon. Martin Adjei Mensah-Korsah has donated a brand new Hyundai EQN salon car worth GH¢ 65,000 to the 2018 Best Teacher of the Techiman Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The vehicle comes along with a five-year warranty and comprehensive insurance within same period aimed at encouraging teachers in the area to give off their best.
According to officials of the Ghana Education Service (GES), the scheme in the last nine years was suspended by the Directorate of education as a result of the unavailability of funds and awards for deserving teachers in the area.
An invitation was extended to the Minister who hails from the area to support acknowledge the contributions of teachers to improve on the level of education in the area and therefore offered to make available awards for teachers who were supposed to be rewarded but received nothing.
According to organizers, the Deputy Minister who was a former director of elections of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), made available table top fridges, motorbikes, gas cookers and other items for the awardees.
World Teachers’ Day
Today October 5, 2018 also marks World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day held annually worldwide on this day.
Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world.
This recommendation outlines standards relating to education personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training as well as the continuing education of teachers, their employment, and working conditions.
World Teachers’ Day aims to focus on “appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world” and to provide an opportunity to consider issues related to teachers and teaching.