Ebenezer Kojo Otoo, a Visual Arts and ceramics teacher has been crowned with the Teacher of the year award, a ceremony commemorating World Teachers’ Day in Sunyani, Ghana.
The 44-year-old Visual Arts and Ceramics teacher, who doubles as a farmer, was among 19 other teaching and non-teaching staff of the Ghana Education Service who were honored during the occasion.
He received a cheque of GHc250,000 (N16,955,515), which is to be used to construct a three-bedroom house at a location of his choice, Siggy reports.
Also, a teacher from the Awutu Swinton SHS in the Central Region received a saloon car as the second runner-up at the event.
This year’s occasion, which was held on the theme: Teachers Wanted: Reclaiming Teaching and Learning for Human-centred Recovery, saw some ministers of state, officials of the Ghana Education Service, the Ministry of Education, various teacher unions, and a cross-section of teachers from all over Ghana were in attendance.