Mr Yaw Opoku Mensah, the Deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Education (MoE), as the country celebrates this year’s World Teachers Day has encouraged teachers in the country to strive hard to educate every Ghanaian child.
In a goodwill message to teachers,’ the Education Ministry Public Relations Officer said “You are the learned class of profession because we rejoice and are always proud of the achievement and progress of our prospective students.”
He speaking to EducationWeb.com.gh on Tuesday, he said the Teachers’ Day as it has annually been done since 1994 is to commemorate the enduring service of teachers in the socio-economic advancement of their countries.
“This anniversary significantly construes the rights and responsibilities of teachers and focus on appreciating, accessing, and improving the educators of the world,” the Deputy Communications Director told EducationWeb.
Mr Yaw Mensah noted the theme for this year’s Teachers Day is a call for countries to invest in teachers and prioritize them in global education recovery efforts so that every learner has access to a qualified and supported teacher.
“Ghana is observing this day under the auspices of the Ministry of Education through the National Teaching Council on the theme “Teachers Wanted: Reclaiming teaching and Learning for Human-Centred Recovery,” the spokesman stated.
The celebration he indicated seeks to take inspiration from the peerless dedication and selfless commitment of teachers over the past years and deepen the relationship in prioritizing the welfare of Ghanaian teachers.
MoE and the National Teaching Council October 5, 2021, also commemorated the 4th edition of the Ghana Teacher Prize. The top 3 winners were awarded 3 bedroom house, brand new pickup vehicle and saloon car respectively.