The National Teaching Council has announced that the 2021 edition of the Ghana Teacher Prize (GTP) will be held in Sunyani, the Capital of the Bono Region.
This was made public by the Registrar of the National Teaching Council (NTC), Dr. Christian Addai Poku disclosed on Monday.
According to the NTC’s Registrar, the venue for the yearly Ghana Teacher Prize (GTP) was approved after meeting Mrs. Ivy Asantewa Owusu, the Bono Regional Director of Education, and her team.
The 2021 Ghana Teacher Prize would be a 3-day event to be held from October 3 to 5, 2021. The 3rd and 4th of October would be used for a symposium and an exhibition, while the third day thus 5th October which marks world teachers’ day climaxes the celebration with the award of hard-working and deserving teachers in varied categories.
Speaking at the meeting, Dr. Christian Addai-Poku underscored the need for the nation to protect and motivate teachers as teachers are the number one determiner of quality and improved learning outcomes.
He named Mrs. Asantewa as the chairperson for the 7 members Local Organization Committee for the event. Other members are Mr. Issah Baffoe, Mr. Gordon Osei Margo, Mr. Luke Mensah, Rev. Father Alex Ansu Ebo, Miss Sarah Yeboah, and Mr. James Ankomah.
The Registrar inaugurating the Committee who had already started executing their duties commended them for the yeoman’s job adding that they should give out their all in making this year’s GTP one of the best.
The Chairperson, Mrs. Ivy Asantewa Owusu in her address promised the NTC officials of nothing but the best. “Bono Region is known for perfection and we promise to make this year’s event the best.”
The event will officially be launched on August 18, 2021, at NAGRAT Lyceum, Accra. The two-day symposium and exhibition will be organized at Tyco Hotel and the grand durbar will be at Eusbett International Conference Centre.