The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has awarded 100 teachers across the country today at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
The awardees are basic school teachers teaching in deprived communities across the country for a period of five years.
The 6th Otumfuo teachers’ awards seek to appreciate hardworking teachers in deprived communities where some teachers over the years have refused to be posted there due to lack of electricity, telephone connectivity, portable drinking water among others.
The award scheme initiated by the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Fund (OOTCF) seven years ago has awarded over 600 teachers across the country by the Asante monarch with various goodies including cash, laptops, refrigerators, motorbikes, and scholarships to teachers to further their education from master’s degree to Ph.D. levels.
The 6th edition of the teacher’s awards has been held at the Manhyia Palace as part of the activities marking the 20th anniversary of the Asantehene’s reign on the Golden Stool.
The Asante Otumfour Osei Tutu II addressing the event expressed his profound gratitude to those playing an integral role in the activities of his foundation.
He then motivates the teachers to continue their good works no matter any circumstances and the working condition, whether it’s rural area and whatever, he advised them never to give up because their rewards might come from above.
Her Royal Highness Lady Julia Osei Tutu II, the wife of Asantehene who is the chairman of Otumfour Charity Foundation disclosed that the awards form part of the British Council’s contribution towards appreciating Ghanaian teachers in rural communities without basic social amenities.
Speaking on the theme “Build the Foundation Now, Support Basic Education” she commended the British Council for the gesture and devoted support over the years.
Story by Emmanuel koranteng.