The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) MP for the Asene Manso Akroso constituency, Mr. George Kwame Aboagye, commonly known as Oluwa, has acknowledged a few students and a few dedicated instructors in the Asene Manso Akroso District of the Eastern Region.
The event, which was fully funded by the Asene Manso Akroso Lawmaker, drew in a number of notable people, including Mr. Kennedy Osei Nyarko, the MP for Akim Swedru, Mr. Kofi Ahenkorah Marfo, the MP for the Achiase Constituency, Mr. Jeff Konadu, the Eastern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mr. Alex Incoom, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Asene Manso Akroso, Nana Anim Darkwah I, the Gyaasehene of the Akyem Akroso Traditional Council, and others attended.
items, including motorcycles, laptops, burners, 55-inch LED TVs, citations, and plaques (crystal clear trophies), were given to 36 deserving employees of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Asene Manso Akroso Directorate.
From Creech to senior high school, the district’s best teachers received motorcycles as their prize.
The first and second runners-up also received 55-inch laptops, burners, accolades, and plaques (crystal clear awards).
A cash award was also granted to the district’s top-scoring applicant on the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in 2022.
The theme of the event was “Unleash Potentials: Celebrating Transformational Educators as Change Champions of the 21st Century.”
At the colorful awards ceremony held at Akyem Akroso on Friday, November 24, 2023, Mr. George Kwame Aboagye informed the media that, having made education a priority throughout his term as MP, he had decided to prioritize teachers in his educational agenda.
He contends that teachers are essential to the progress of their nation and that education is essential to human existence and growth.
He stated that sufficient resources and recognition for educators are necessary to help them achieve the sustainable development goal of high-quality education.
It is critical that individuals who provide education receive gratitude and recognition. Because of our professors, every one of us is the person we are today. Today highlights the vital role that educators play in making sure that, in spite of all the obstacles, our kids receive the best possible education. Although I am aware of how little you are paid, I will provide you with resources and money to help you execute the job successfully.” Oluwa spoke to the educators.
He disclosed that expanding, enhancing, and renovating the district’s deteriorating educational infrastructure is another priority for his administration.
He called on all educators to work tirelessly to improve Ghana’s educational systems as well as the Asene Manso Akroso constituency, noting that educators make many sacrifices every day to transform the world by imparting knowledge and skills to the future generation.
In addition, the legislator counseled the parents to assist their kids with homework when they get home.
He explained that he would continue to fight for the interests of his constituents, irrespective of their social, political, or religious inclinations.
Mr. Jeff Konadu, the NPP’s Eastern Regional Chairman, who was the special guest of honor, lauded Mr. George Kwame Aboagye for the exemplary service he was providing for the people of the Asene Manso Akroso constituency.
He commended the teachers for their extraordinary work in ensuring that students receive a top-notch education and developing future leaders.
He called educators the cornerstone of Ghana’s education system’s continued support and advancements, emphasizing that their efforts should not be devalued.
Mr. Jeff Konadu said teachers must always be celebrated because they do more than just teach, adding that “teachers mentor children. Many people would not have reached where they are without teachers.”
He added that people must do away with the assertion that teachers received their reward in heaven and see that, as stakeholders in national development, teachers deserve their reward right here on earth.
The Asene Manso Akroso District Director of Ghana Education Service (GES) expressed his utmost gratitude and appreciation to the MP for the kind gesture given to teachers and students in the district in a solidarity message.
On his part, Mr. George Kwame Somuah, GES Director, believes the award scheme is the hallmark of a great leader as an instrument of constructive change with the aim of lifting up the entire district from darkness to light.
He noted that the awardees won based on merit and not benevolence and entreated the awardees to continue with their good work; hence, the awards were to motivate teachers to give out their best in the school.
In addition, he exhorted teachers to continue serving the nation to the best of their abilities, despite any challenges they may face.
He vowed that his organization would keep fighting for the rights and well-being of teachers in order to advance instruction and learning in classrooms.
Some of the teachers from both public and private schools who were awarded prizes thanked the member of parliament representing Asene Manso Akroso, saying the recognition would spur them on to greater effort.
They called on other teachers to give their best, as the next award would be theirs.
Source: Ahenkanfmonline.com / 93.3 FM / Nana Akua Adepa