The 2016 National Best Teacher Award went to a Pre-Vocational Skills teacher, Rita Oppong of the Soowah Din Memory 2 Junior High School in the Adentan Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
For her prize, Rita Oppong gets a three bedroom house built at a place of her choice, a laptop computer and Gh¢100,000 to be put into a treasury bill account.
The first runner-up award went to Samuel Kofi Boateng of the Ghana Senior Technical School in the Western Region who got a pickup for his efforts.
The third price award went to Suleiman Inusah; he took home a saloon car. He is a teacher at the Sacred Hearts Senior High School in the Brong Ahafo Region.
This year’s occasion was held in the Brong Ahafo Regional capital, Sunyani. President John Dramani Mahama was the special guest of honour.
He reiterated government’s effort at ensuring that technical and vocational training institutions are given a boost. He also indicated that 30% of the day SHS being built would be equipped for technical and vocational education and training.
In all, 43 teachers and 32 schools were awarded at the 22nd National Best Teacher Award, which was held on the theme “Valuing teachers, Improving their Status”.
The occasion was also used to mark the second edition of the best schools award.