Non-Teaching Category: Selection Criteria and Eligibility for the 2023 Ghana Teacher Prize

Non-Teaching Category: Selection Criteria and Eligibility for the 2023 Ghana Teacher Prize
Non-Teaching Category: Selection Criteria and Eligibility for the 2023 Ghana Teacher Prize

Ferdinand | EducationGhana | March 12 | Non-Teaching Category: Selection Criteria and Eligibility for the 2023 Ghana Teacher Prize

The National Teaching Council (NTC) has opened the application portal for the 2023 Ghana Teacher Prize formally known as the National Best Teachers Awards.

The award is meant to honour the hardworking staff of the Ghana Education Service who are in active Service.




The Prize is open to all non-teaching staff currently working at pre-tertiary education institutions (both public and private) and have been working for not less than five (5) years.

Selection Criteria

The criteria for selecting the most outstanding non-teaching staff who made the most significant contribution towards education delivery are as follows:

1. Achieving demonstrable performance indicators in the area of operation of the individual staff. These include:

a. Works to job specification/job description.
b. Submission of timely reports of institutions and other offices.
c. Evidence of cost-saving activities and prudent use of resources.
d. Punctuality, regularity, and comportment.
e. Efficiency and effectiveness in the institution.

2. Recognition of the Staff’s achievements in the institution or office (for example unique performances or an output that enables the institution to impact positively on the learners).

3. Helping the department in which the staff works to achieve its targets (for example timely filing of documents in registries, procurement documentation, stores management, etc.).

4. Commitment: Staff, who are committed to working, personal development, and positive behavior for the benefit of self and education in Ghana.

5. Achievements in the community beyond the institution or office that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the work the applicant does.

(Recognition through community awards, talks, seminars, membership of local organizations, and contributions in the media, with a focus on bringing the community into the school environment).


1. Professional Competence

This category of assessment includes academic/professional qualifications, workshops, seminars, provision of in-service training, and evidence of quality delivery of service. The staff should be well informed, especially about educational policies and issues.

2. Personality Factors

This includes social, moral, emotional, and emotional intelligence, and role modeling to staff, students, and the community.

3. Contribution to the Community

This takes into account, the staff’s participation in the socioeconomic development of the community. Work experience in rural/urban settings, as well as support for the vulnerable, is an added advantage.

4. Innovations and creativity

This includes new ways or approaches to work and the use of technology. The staff sets realistic expectations and demonstrates problem-solving abilities.


Based on the above criteria, the nomination of non-teaching staff is as follows:
i. Self-nomination
ii. Staff nomination
iii. PTA of School nomination
iv. Community nomination (students, alumni, traditional/religious leaders)
v. Union nomination



Applicants for the Ghana Teacher Prize will be judged on a rigorous set of criteria to identify an extraordinary teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession as follows:

1. Achieving demonstrable student learning outcomes in the classroom. (For example, through the improvement of student grades, student attendance/behavior; students becoming high achievers in further education or in the world of work;

and enabling students to have as many options as possible to fulfill their potential) Employing innovative and effective instructional practices that are replicable and scalable to influence the quality of education globally. (For example, through innovative use of technology or non-typical instructional techniques that can be replicated in other classrooms within the same context)

2. Recognition of a teacher’s achievements in the classroom and beyond from pupils, colleagues, head teachers or members of the wider community. (For example, through local/ national teaching awards; recognition in local/national press or academic publications; references or testimonials from high achieving students, peers, or principals;

active senior level member of an external organization or board that furthers an element of education) Helping children become global citizens by providing them with a value-based education, which equips young people with life and work skills and prepares them for a world where they will encounter people from many different nationalities, cultures,

and religions. (Examples may include arranging work placements or other introductions to the world of work; linking up with schools in other parts of the world; and promoting student exchange programs)

3. Achievements in the community beyond the classroom that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the teaching profession and others. (Recognition through community awards, talks, seminars; membership of local organizations, written contributions in media,

with a focus on bringing the community into your classroom to widen students’ experiences) Encouraging teachers to stay in the profession and develop their skills as well as encouraging others to join the teaching profession.

(For example, through the teaching of mentoring teachers at your school or teacher training college; contributing to public debates on the teaching profession, whether through speaking engagements, writing articles, blogs, media participation, social media campaigns, events or conferences; or other examples of practice that have been elevated the status of teaching in your country).


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Prospective Students can also check out the Admission Deadlines for Tertiary Institutions in Ghana as well as their Entry Requirements before Applying.

They can also check the institutions’ cut off pointsandHow to Applyto the various Tertiary Institutions in Ghana as well as the institutions’ Fees Schedulesfor any particular Semester or Year.

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