About Ghana Teacher Prize 2023
The National Best Teacher Award, instituted in 1995 and later christened Ghana Teacher Prize, is to motivate Teachers for higher performance and restore the respect the profession should enjoy.
It also aims to retain qualified teachers and improve their work performance and overall effectiveness in the classroom.
APPLICATION PORTAL FOR 2023 GTP OPENED
The National Teaching Council (NTC) has opened the online application portal for this year’s Ghana Teacher Prize entries. The Council is one of the agencies under the Ministry of Education established under the 2008 Education Act 778 as amended in the Education regulatory bodies Act 2020, 1023 to professionalize teaching in Ghana.
One of the key functions of the Council is to organize the Ghana Teacher Prize. This year’s Ghana Teacher Prize will be the 28th edition since its establishment in 1995 and the 6th since its rebranding from Best Teacher Award to Ghana Teacher Prize in 2018 to conform to global standards.
The Ghana Teachers Prize aims to celebrate and honor teachers and education workers for their efforts in contributing to Ghana’s education sector.
The Prize is open to all professionally trained and licensed teachers currently working in the pre-tertiary education space (both public and private) and who have been teaching for not less than five (5) years.
The categories for this year’s Ghana Teacher Prize include:
1. Teaching (Pre-tertiary)
2. Teacher in Administration and Leadership (Pre-tertiary)
3. Non-Teaching (Pre-tertiary)
4. Best College Tutor (College of Education)
Applications for the Ghana Teacher Prize will be judged based on a rigorous set of criteria to select a teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.
How To Apply
Interested applicants should apply through the following links:
1. https://forms.gle/6Rok8xA6izrgLS2U9 (Teaching)
2. https://forms.gle/FvyRd9KLG99qEn2y8 (Teacher in leadership and administration)
3. https://forms.gle/rMpvqk8fddYAxosz5 ( Non-teaching)
4. https://forms.gle/ivsgChUaix97SZbn8 ( College Tutor)
All applicants are expected to adhere strictly to the attached selection criteria. The deadline for application is 31st May 2023.
Madam Stella Gyimaah Larbi, a 34-year-old English Language Teacher from Adenta Community Junior High School (JHS) in the Greater Accra Region was adjudged Ghana’s Most Outstanding Teacher at the 2022 Ghana Teacher Prize held in Tamale on Wednesday.
For her Prize, Madam Larbi received a three-bedroom worth GHc300,0000.00, as well as an educational trip to Dubai, promotion out of turn and a GETFund scholarship to study abroad.
Madam Fati from Buipe Girls’ Model School in the Central Gonja District of the Savannah Region emerged First Runner-up, and her prizes were a double cabin pick-up vehicle and promotion out of turn, whilst Mr David Harrison Mensah, from Sefwi Bekwai SDA JHS in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District of the Western North Region, emerged Second Runner-up and his prizes were a saloon car, and promotion out of turn.
Mr Emmanuel Boye Ashitey, from Dzorwulu Special School in the Greater Accra Region, was the First Runner-up, and Mr Shamuna Mohammed Ahmed from Bono East Regional Education Office picked the Second Runner-up award, where they all received GHc15,000.00 while the Second Runner-up received GHc10,000.00.