The nomination portal for the 2022 edition of the Ghana Teacher Prize (GTP) on February 7, 2022, was opened but will be closed on April 29, 2022. the Management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) announced on Saturday.
The organizers of the event in a blog post sighted by EducationWeb said the Ghana Teacher Prize (GTP) is to motivate government and private teachers in the country for higher performance and also boost the respect for the profession.
“The Prize underscores the importance of the teaching profession and symbolizes the fact that teachers throughout the world deserve to be recognized and celebrated,” the Teaching Council responsible for the GTP stated in the post.
According to the Education Ministry agency, the ultimate prize is open to all professionally trained teachers currently working at the pre-tertiary education space (both public and private) and have taught for at least five (5) years.
“The non-teaching category is open to all who are currently working at the pre-tertiary education institution (both public and private) and might have worked for at least five (5) years,” NTC indicated in the blog post on February 19.
The National Teaching Council (NTC) responsible for licensing trained teachers also disclosed a new category has been introduced to acknowledge the critical role of teachers in educational leadership and administration.
“To qualify for this, one must be a professionally trained teacher currently working at the pre-tertiary education space (both public and private) and might have worked as a leader or an administrator for at least five (5) years,” it noted.
Interested applicants are to apply through the following links below:
a) Teaching – https://bit.ly/3L9Vn27
b) Teacher in leadership and administration – https://bit.ly/3ojB1tB
c) Non – Teaching – https://bit.ly/3Gte5Oy
Mr Ebenezer Kojo Otoo, a 44-year-old teacher of Winneba Senior High School (SHS) in the Efutu Municipality of the Central Region in October last year was crowned the Ghana’s Most Outstanding Teacher in the country.
For his prize, Mr Otoo received a GHC250,000.00 cheque for a three-bedroom house sponsored by GLICO Pension. The first runner up, Rev. Sister Jacinta Kwakyewaa for her prize also received a brand new 4×4 pick-up vehicle.