- Two teachers in the Brong Ahafo Region have each received GH₵5 worth of credit in an award scheme
- One of them, Christopher Appiah, said he was happy about the award because it was the first for him in his line of duty
- The award scheme was instituted by the school’s PTA to honour teachers who excelled in their work
Two teachers in the Banda Ahenkro Methodist Basic School in the Brong Ahafo Region have reportedly received GH₵5 worth of airtime each for emerging the overall best teachers in the school.
One of them, Christopher Appiah, a primary four teacher in the school, confirmed that he took home GH₵5 airtime for emerging the best teacher in the primary section while another colleague of his also received the same package for topping the Junior High School section.
This is contained in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on 3news.com.
According to the awarding-winning Appiah, the award scheme was instituted by the chairman of the Parents-Teacher Association (PTA), William Kwabena Sefah, to honour teachers who excelled in their work.
He explained that two other colleagues who came as runners-up were also given GH₵2 airtime each as their prize packages.
Though the prize package may seem small, the receivers were happy to get them.
Appiah, who spoke on behalf of his other award-winning colleagues said they were all happy since that was the first time they were being honoured in their line of duty.
He added they are all happy because they have never received an award in their line of duty before.
A Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) teacher, who Appiah said was recently posted to the school, was also recognised with a GH2 airtime prize package in a special category for punctuality.
The PTA chairman, William Kwabena Sefawas, is reported to have said that the award scheme is his initiative to encourage teachers in the school to give off their best and also boost the quality of teaching and learning in school.
He said even though the prizes he gave out were not expensive, it was a good start and called on the Ministry of Education to give incentives to teachers in less endowed communities to boost their morale.
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