The award ceremony, which should have been held earlier, was postponed due to lack of funds. Eastern Regional Director of Education, Ms Andriana Kandilige said achieving quality education depended on all stakeholders such as parents, teachers and government.
She said the role of teachers in the socio-economic development of the country could not be over emphasized.
She therefore appealed to them to do their best, while government also provided infrastructure, teaching aids and learning materials for children’s education.
She urged teachers to make judicious use of teaching and learning materials at their disposal, to impact knowledge to children during contact hours; urging them to manage the few resources available.
Ms Kandilige urged parents and guardians to supply educational needs to their wards and teach them ethical values, beliefs and traditions to be socially accepted, wherever they found themselves.
She commended the award winners and urged them to continue to work hard in whatever capacity they found themselves to make the teaching profession an enviable one.
The Kwahu South District Director of Education, Mr Andrew A. Sowah said some concrete steps had been put in place to address challenges confronting the education sector in the area.
He said measures included intensification of school monitoring, signing of performance agreement with teachers and meeting with circuit supervisors and management periodically to listen to their concerns for redress.
Mr Sowah said the performance of the district at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) was improving gradually; adding that, the district moved from the 51 per cent it recorded in 2012 to 54 per cent in 2013.
He assured that his outfit was working hard to ensure that the district improved upon its performance this year.
Mr Sowah commended the Kwahu South District Assembly for supporting the awards ceremony with GH¢ 10,000 and other materials.
Mr Joseph Omari, Kwahu South District Chief Executive, in an address read on his behalf, said education was undoubtedly the strong tool for liberating an individual from mental shackles and every form of limitation.
He therefore, urged teachers, parents and all stakeholders to do all they could to achieve quality education in the area.
Mr Omari assured that the assembly would do all it could to support educational development in the area.
Mr Evans Akpalu, a teacher at the Bepong Roman Catholic Primary School was adjudged the overall best teacher.
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