Ferdinand | EducationGhana | October 4 | 2023 GTP: Meet the Finalists for the Teacher in Leadership and Administration Category
Takoradi, Accra.The Ghana Teacher Prize Award comes off tomorrow October 5, 2023, at the Takoradi in the Western Region in the thee “The Teachers We Need for the Education We Want: The Global Imperative to reveres the Teacher Shortage”.
Below are the Finalist for the Teacher in Leadership and Administration Category and their profiles:
Abraham Fletcher has been an excellent municipal director of education. He has effectively managed virtual learning, ensuring uninterrupted education for students, especially during challenging times for traditional classroom learning.
Abraham has actively engaged the community, educating parents and guardians about the changing landscape of education and the opportunities it brings. These efforts have led to increased school enrolments and a more knowledgeable community.
By combining innovation, community engagement, and infrastructure development in his approach to educational administration, Abraham has established himself as a transformative figure in the sector.
Under his leadership, schools have built modern classrooms, obtained essential learning materials, and created suitable environments for academic growth.
Join us in celebrating Abraham Fletcher, an educational administrator who has made a profound impact on the community and beyond!
George Sarfo Kantanka, a distinguished District Director of Education, has consistently demonstrated innovation, achievement, and profound community impact.
He has initiated several educational projects, including the construction of classroom blocks, the establishment of computer laboratories, and the refurbishment of the district’s education office.
Unwavering Commitment to Akrofuom’s Educational Future
Engaging with local religious and community leaders, he annually motivates junior high school students and addresses district staffing needs. George’s devotion goes beyond the walls of his school.
He has visited churches and mosques in Akrofuom, rallying congregants for educational support. His efforts in 2021 and 2022 led to impactful community engagements across all communities in the Akrofuom district, where he shared his visionary educational goals.
Support to Teachers
George has always been at the forefront of initiatives that uplift and support educators and professionals.
In 2007, he co-founded the Methodist Teachers and Workers Welfare Association, a venture aimed at providing financial assistance to teachers and other professionals.
Recognizing the need for mutual support among educators, he established the Professional Teachers Mutual Support Scheme in 2019, specifically for the heads and teachers of Manhyia Sub-Metro. Currently, he is in the process of setting up Teachers’ Musical Bands (TMB) in both Kumasi and Obuasi/Akrofuom, further showcasing his dedication to the teaching community.
Eugene Asamoah’s innovative streak shines through in his initiatives. Eugene was pivotal in organising the maiden District Science and Mathematics Quiz and Science Fair, which led to the formation of science and mathematics clubs in various schools. This initiative saw 200 BECE candidates opting for science programmes in senior high schools.
Elevating the underprivileged
Eugene has collaborated with UNICEF-Ghana as a district focal person and master trainer, executing projects to uplift underprivileged pupils. His advocacy and community sensitisation efforts, coupled with his skill in report writing, led to significant funds being allocated for community engagement activities. One such initiative led to a pupil with special needs receiving a presidential award in 2019.
Driving Community Progress
In terms of community impact, Eugene’s efforts have been transformative. He secured funds for the repair of a grounded office vehicle, ensuring effective monitoring of the 2019 BECE. His proposal writing skills have also led to capacity-building workshops for stakeholders, resulting in improved BECE performance.
Salomey understands the pivotal role of innovation in today’s educational landscape and has, therefore, championed the integration of the Standard-Based Curriculum and Galop in her school.
She is committed to the continuous professional development of her staff and collaborates with industry experts to organize Professional Learning Committees (PLC), positioning her teachers at the cutting edge of pedagogical techniques. This emphasis on growth has empowered the staff, equipping them to navigate educational challenges effectively.
Building Community and Infrastructure
Salomey’s leadership extends to nurturing her school’s community. By cultivating relationships with parents, the School Management Committee (SMC), and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), she has facilitated key infrastructural projects, such as the KG 1A block roofing and the establishment of a two-unit classroom block.
Her initiatives also include an award scheme to celebrate excellence and a focus on co-curricular activities, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience for students.
Accolades and Recognitions
Salomey’s dedication has not gone unnoticed. She has garnered awards like the Best Teacher Award (Basic School Math and Science Category) in 2013, the Innovative Head Teacher Award in 2021, and the West Akim Teacher Prize in 2022.
Mariama Mahama, the esteemed Principal of Dabokpa Technical Institute in Tamale Metropolis, Northern Region, is a shining example of dedication, innovation, and leadership in the educational sector.
New Programmes and Entrepreneurship
In her transformative tenure as leader, Dabokpa Technical Institute has launched 10 innovative programmes.
Furthermore, each programme now incorporates entrepreneurial training, equipping students for future employment opportunities and fostering the establishment of production units within every department.
Under her guidance, the institute has seen a surge in innovative practices, ensuring students are equipped with both theoretical knowledge and hands-on technical skills, preparing them for the challenges of the modern world.
Infrastructure and Growth
Under Mariama’s stewardship, the institute has seen unparalleled infrastructural growth. Key developments include a multipurpose block for Hospitality and Catering Management, a state-of-the-art computer lab for Software Development, and advanced workshops for fashion and automotive engineering.
Additionally, Mariama has spearheaded the acquisition of a 50-acre land for a second campus. This new land has already seen the production of thousands of blocks, a mechanized borehole, and successful farming ventures, yielding substantial maize and soya bean harvests.