The Boys & Girls Club of Ghana (BGCGA), Anomabo chapter, in partnership with Kobbah Acquah Foundation (KoAF) – a non-governmental organisation (NGO) – has recognised and honoured some outstanding teachers who went the extra mile to deliver their mandate diligently in the Central Region.
The two organisations through an initiative dubbed the KoAF/BGCGA Teacher Prize, which is designed to motivate teachers who have contributed to enhancing quality education and nurturing future leaders, recognised 13 teachers at Anomabo/ Yamoransa education circuit in the Mfantseman municipality.
The teachers received cash prizes, certificates of competence, admiration and a special commendation for their performance.
A teacher at Anomabo Methodist Basic School ‘B’, James Kwesi Prah, was crowned KoAF’s Most Outstanding Teacher 2022 and received a cash prize of GH₵12,000 while Isaac Anyan of Ekurabadze Catholic Basic School was acknowledged as first runner-up, getting a cash prize of GH₵10,000.
Rebecca Ampah of Biriwa Methodist Basic School ‘B’ emerged as second runner-up and took home GH₵8,000.
Three other teachers were adjudged KoAF’s most outstanding teachers in 2022 at Lower Primary/KG, Upper Primary and JHS levels respectively, with each receiving a cash prize of GH₵5,000. They include Christina Tetteh of Saltpond Lower Town M/A Basic School; Dorcas Abaidoo Wilson of Amissakurom/Akroful Cath/M. A. Basic School; and Moses Evans Eshun of Mampong Meth. M. A. Basic School.
The beneficiaries were recognised for going beyond the educational curriculum to train students in entrepreneurship programmes, while others used innovative activities to encourage high school attendance for children within the fishing communities.
The event was sponsored by Chief Executive Officer of the Kobbah Acquah Foundation Emmanuel Kwesi Acquah, who doubles as special advisor to the BGCGA.
Seven other teachers who made it to the final stage of the selection process were also given a consolation prize of GH₵1,000 each, and were also honoured by the Club for their meritorious service to the Club and their committees.
In other recognitions, Rebecca Ampah of Biriwa Methodist Basic School ‘B’ was given the World Federation of Youth Clubs (WFYC) promise award for Leadership Pioneer with a cash prize of US$250. Also, Very Rev. Samuel Anderson Quainoo received the Aged Volunteer Award, which came with a cash prize of GH₵1,000.
Mr. Anthony Sampson, Assistant Headmaster-Saltpond Methodist SHS, received a citation of honour for mentoring and coaching students. Isaac Kweku Quainoo, Headteacher-Saltpond Lower Town M/A Basic School ‘A’ and a Director for BGCGA, was also given a citation of honour for his volunteerism and leadership toward training students.
CEO-KOAF Emmanuel Kwesi Acquah commended the teachers for their tremendous effort in helping to increase school enrolment as well as performance in the municipality.
He also called on government and private sector organisations to support communities and teachers.