The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bantama constituency, Mrs. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has honoured 31 teachers for their hard work towards the promotion of quality education in her constituency, to mark the Bantama Sub-Metro Day in Kumasi.
Twenty six teachers, who emerged the best from their various schools, and five senior staff of the Bantama Sub Metro Education directorate, received awards. The awardees were presented with cooking stoves and rice cookers.
Mrs. Elizabeth Abudu and Mr. Kwesi Essuon Nunoo, Kumasi Metro and Bantama Sub-Metro Education directors respectively, were awarded for their meritorious contribution towards the growth of the Bantama Sub-Metro Education Directorate.
The Bantama MP noted that education was the best legacy a parent or a guardian could bequeath to their children, but without competent teachers, the children would not be adequately prepared to face the challenges of life.
She said the gesture was in recognition of teachers' tolerance and hard work, for which they deserved to be encouraged specially.
Mrs. Dapaah said, but for teachers, most people would not have made it in life, noting that teachers play crucial role in our daily lives as human beings, hence the New Patriotic Party's intention to make education in the Senior High School (SHS) level free to enable the majority of Ghanaians access it.
The Bantama MP urged the pupils to learn hard, be obedient, and respectful to their teachers as they impart knowledge to them.
The Bantama Sub-Metro Director of Education, Mr. Essuon Nunoo, thanked the MP for the wonderful prizes, and urged other stakeholders to emulate the gesture, which would go a long way to boost the morale of the teachers in the constituency.