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Northern Regional Minister
Friday, October 5, 2007 is slated for the honouring and celebration of the 13th National Best Teacher Awards, which is scheduled to take place up north. Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris, Northern Regional Minister, therefore has inaugurated a Planning Committee towards the celebrations to be held in Tamale.
Alhaji Idris said the award was instituted to address the low academic performance and restore the moral and prestige of teachers as well as reward hard working ones.
"Government has recognised the role of the teacher for the success of the educational reform as critical and determined to restore the respect the teaching profession deserves and address some of their frustrations," he added.
Mr John Hobenu, Northern Regional Director of Education and Chairman of the Committee, said there would be 18 categories of the awards for the Primary, Junior High and Senior High Secondary Schools, Teacher Training Colleges, Vocational and Technical Institutions and Specialised education.
About 30 retired educationists would be honoured.
He said sub-committees to be instituted are, accommodation, feeding, health, excursion, security, exhibition and entertainment and gave the assurance that they would live up to expectation.