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Ghana Teacher Prize 2022 (Best Teacher Award); Eligibility & Link to Apply For All Categories

 

Management of the Ghana National Teaching Council (NTC) led by Its Registrar Dr. Christian Addai Poku has opened the 2022 Ghana Teacher Prize for teaching and Non-teaching staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

ELIGIBILITY

Table of Contents

ELIGIBILITY
SELECTION CRITERIA
7. Professional Competence.
NOMINATION
SELECTION CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY FOR GHANA TEACHER PRIZE 2022 (NON-TEACHING CATEGORY)
OTHER FACTORS FOR CONSIDERATION
SELECTION CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY FOR GHANA TEACHER PRIZE 2022 (TEACHER IN LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION CATEGORY)
APPLICATION LINKS

The Prize is open to all professionally trained teachers currently working at the pre-tertiary education space (both public and private) and might have taught for at least five (5) years.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applications for the Ghana Teacher Prize will be judged based on a rigorous set of criteria to select an extraordinary teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. The final judging committee will look for evidence of:

1. Recognition of a teacher’s achievements in the classroom and beyond from pupils, colleagues, headteachers or members of the wider community. For example, through local/national teaching awards.

2. Employing innovative and effective instructional practices that are replicable and scalable. For example, through the innovative use of technology or non-typical instructional techniques that can be replicated in other classrooms.

3. Achieving demonstrable student learning outcomes in the classroom. For example, through the improvement of student grades, student attendance/behavior; students becoming achievers in the world of work.

4. Ensuring children receive value-based education that prepares them to be global citizens in the world where they will encounter people from different religions, cultures and nationalities. For example, by linking up with schools in other parts of the community/country, promoting exchange programmes. Explain your philosophical approach to embedding global citizenship in your classroom. How do you define success?

5. Achievements in the community beyond the classroom that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the teaching profession and others. For example, recognition through the media, community awards, talks, seminars; membership of local organizations. How do you bring the community into your classroom?

6. Encouraging others to join the teaching profession. Contributing to public debates on the teaching profession, whether through writing articles, blogs, media participation, social media campaigns, events or· conferences. He or she should also be knowledgeable about educational policies and issues. For example, through teaching or mentoring teachers at your school or Colleges of Education/ Universities. Please provide examples of what you have done to elevate the status of teaching in the country.

NTC 2022 Ghana Teacher Prize Portal – Apply Here
7. Professional Competence.

This includes assessment of academic potentialities, quality delivery of service in the individual’s way of operations in his or her professional area.

8. Personality Factors.

This includes the social, moral, emotional and spiritual characteristics of the staff that gives positive manifestations of his/her role as a staff in the education sector and a model personality for the students.
NOMINATION

Based on the competency-based criteria, nomination of teaching staff can be done as follows:

1. Self-nomination

ii. School nomination

iii. PTA of School nomination

iv. Community nomination

v. Union nomination
SELECTION CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY FOR GHANA TEACHER PRIZE 2022 (NON-TEACHING CATEGORY)

ELIGIBILITY

The Prize is open to all non-teaching staff currently working at the pre-tertiary education institution (both public and private) and might have worked for at least five (5) years.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The criteria to select the most outstanding Non-Teaching Staff who made the most significant contribution towards education delivery should be as follows:

Achieving demonstrable indicators in the area of operation of the individual staff For example, meeting deadlines with assignments to meet the expectation of the institution or office in the area where the staff operates. These include:

a. Submission of timely reports of institutions and other offices.

b. How prudent the staff operated with regard to finances of the institution or office (cost saving).

c. Punctuality.

d. Efficiency and effectiveness in the institution.

Recognition of the Staffs achievements in the institution or office, for example unique performances or an output that enables the institution to impact positively on the students.

Helping the Department in which the staff works to achieve its targets (for example timely filing of documents in registries etc.).

Commitment: Staff, who are committed to work in the Ghana Education Service, develop themselves and stay to uplift the image of the Ghana Education Service.

Achievements in the community beyond the institution or office that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the work the individual does.(Recognition through community awards, talks, seminars, membership of local organisations, written contributions in media, with a focus on bringing the community into the school environment for the community to understand its role in the delivery of
education in the area).
OTHER FACTORS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. Professional Competence.

This category of assessment includes academic potentialities, quality delivery of service in the individuals’ ways of operations in his or her professional area (for example, Administrative Officer, School Improvement Support Officer, Headmistress, etc.).

2. Personality Factors

This includes the social, moral, emotional and spiritual characteristics of the staff that gives positive manifestations of his/her role as a staff in the education sector and a model personality to the Youth. His or her work experience in rural/urban settings is an added advantage. Also his/her attitude towards children especially disadvantaged children such as orphans and those from broken homes are all part of personality factors.

3. Contribution to the Community

Takes into account, staff’s participation in communal and contributions to the social, educational, economic, agricultural, moral life and development of the local community in particular and the larger community in general.

4. Additional Factors includes:

a. The staff should have shown innovativeness and creativity in his or her professional area.

b. The staff should have made efforts to upgrade his/her academic and professional qualities.

c. The Staff should have made significant impact in the community and looked upon as an opinion leader.

d. The staff should be well informed especially about educational policies and issues.

NOMINATION

Based on the competency-based criteria, nomination of non-teaching staff can be done as follows:

i. Self-nomination

ii. School nomination

III. PTA of School nomination

iv. Community nomination

v. Union nomination
SELECTION CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY FOR GHANA TEACHER PRIZE 2022 (TEACHER IN LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION CATEGORY)

ELIGIBILITY

The Prize is open to all professionally trained teachers 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.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The criteria to select the most outstanding teachers in administration who made the most significant contribution towards education delivery should be as follows:

Achieving demonstrable indicators in the area of operation of the individual staff. For example, meeting deadlines with assignments to meet the expectation of the institution or office in the area where the staff operates. These include:

a. Submission of timely reports of institutions and other offices.

b. Evidence of financial stewardship and accountability.

c. Punctuality.

d. Efficiency and effectiveness in the institution.

Recognition of the staff’s achievements in the institution or office, for example unique performances or an output that enables the institution to impact positively on the students/ teacher/staff.

Helping the Department in which the staff works to achieve its targets (for example timely submission of reports, etc.).

Commitment: Staff, who are committed to work in the education institutions, develop themselves and stay to uplift the image of the profession.

Achievements in the community beyond the institution or office that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the work the individual does. (Recognition through community awards, talks, seminars, membership of local organisations, written contributions in media, with a focus on bringing the community into the school environment for the community to understand its role in the delivery of education in the area).

Encouraging others to join the teaching profession. Contributing to public debates on the teaching profession, whether through writing articles, blogs, media participation, social media campaigns, events or conferences. He or she should also be knowledgeable about educational policies and issues. Please provide examples of what you have done to elevate the status of teaching in the country.

OTHER FACTORS FOR CONSIDERATION

1. Professional Competence

This category of assessment includes academic potentialities, quality delivery of service in the individuals’ ways of operations in his or her professional area (for example, Administrative Officer, School Improvement Support Officer, Headmistress etc.).

2. Personality Factors

This includes the social, moral, emotional and spiritual characteristics of the staff that gives positive manifestations of his/her role as a staff in the education sector and a model personality to the Youth. His or her work experience in rural/urban settings is an added advantage. Also, his/her attitude towards children especially disadvantaged children such as orphans and those from broken homes.

3. Contribution to the Community

Takes into account, staffs participation m communal and contributions to the social, educational, economic, agricultural, moral life and development of the local community in particular and the larger community in general.

4. Additional Factors includes:

a. The staff should have shown innovativeness and creativity in his or her professional area.

b. The staff should have made efforts to upgrade his/her academic and professional qualifications.

c. The staff should have made significant impact in the community and looked upon as an opinion leader.

d. The staff should be well informed especially about educational policies and issues.

NOMINATION

Based on the competency-based criteria, nomination of teachers in administration can be done as follows:

i. Self-nomination

ii. School nomination

iii. PTA of School nomination

iv. Community nomination

v. Union nomination
APPLICATION LINKS

Interested applicants should apply through the following links:

https://bit.ly/3L9Vn27Teachers Link (teaching)

https://bit.ly/3ojB1tBTeachers in Administration Link (teacher in leadership and administration)

https://bit.ly/3Gte5OyNon-Teaching Staff Link ( non-teaching)

All applicants are expected to adhere strictly to the attached selection criteria. The deadline for application is 29th April 2022.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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