The National Teaching Council (NTC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) Wednesday, August 18, 2021, launched the 2021 edition of the Ghana Teacher Prize (GTP) at the NAGRAT Lyceum in Accra.
Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, the Deputy Minister for Education and Assin South Member of Parliament launched this year’s edition of the teacher prize ceremony on behalf of the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum.
Speaking at the launch, Hon Ntim said the Ghana Teacher Prize (GTP) organized by the National Teaching Council is a transparent, fair and meritorious system of awarding our most outstanding teachers since 1995 is worth sustaining.
“With a deep sense of pride, we recognise the essential contribution of members of our noble profession to the socio-economic development of our country,” Ntim Fordjour stated in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh.
The Deputy Education Minister, Reverend Fordjour furthered that the government of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will sustain its commitment to the welfare and motivation of teachers in the country.
GTP is a three-day event organized on October 3 to 5 each year. The first 2 days are used for the symposium and exhibition, and the last day (world teachers’ day) is the climax and Ghana’s President is always the guest of honour.
This year’s Ghana Teacher Prize ceremony will be held on the theme: “Teachers wanted: Reclaiming teaching and learning for human-centred recovery” with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the special guest of honour.
Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Dr Christian Addai Poku after a meeting with Mrs Ivy Asantewa Owusu, the Bono Regional Director of Education agreed to hold 2021 GTP in Sunyani, the Capital of Bono Region.