Feb 10, 2014 at 4:02am
School teachers honoured in Techimantia Community
The Wesley Methodist Church in Techimantia in Brong-Ahafo has organised an award ceremony to honour dedicated and hardworking teachers in schools managed by the church.
The annual award scheme which is the first of its kind was instituted by the Superintendent Minister, Very Rev David Justice Annan to motivate teachers to give off their best.
The event was also used to give support to needy but brilliant pupils.
The overall best teacher, Paul Awuah received a table top fridge and certificate of honour for his contribution to education in the Techimantia community.
Miss Martha Manu and Clement Peprah each received a gas cooker and a certificate for their dedication to duty.
The District Chief Executive for Tano South, Bukari Zakari Anaba said his Assembly earmarked education as the key target for development.
The DCE stated that since his assumption of office, several interventions including construction of schools have been awarded on contract to solve the problem of school under trees.
He therefore called for a closer collaboration between the Assembly and the education authorities to promote education in the district.
Mr Bukari Anaba urged the awardees to be disciples of quality education in their communities.
The Tano South District Director of Education, Mary-Grace Bonye, attributed poor contact hours, poor supervision, drunkenness, absenteeism and the lack of adequate motivation for teachers as the challenges militating against quality education in the District.
Mrs Bonye commended the Methodist church for its commitment to education.
The Methodist Bishop of Sunyani, Rt Rev Kofi Asare-Bediako who was the guest of honour announced that the awards ceremony to be held annually is designed to motivate teachers of the Methodist Education Unit to give-off their best and be innovative in their line of duty.
Bishop Asare-Bediako said the church cherished working in close collaboration with the state to promote quality education.
The overall best teacher, Paul Awuah on behalf of his colleagues thanked the Methodist Church for the recognition and noted that the awards will spur them on to work harder to produce good result.
The church also used the occasion to present 70 school uniforms to needy but brilliant pupils and donated two desk top computers with accessories to the local Methodist Primary and Junior High Schools.