Rlg Communications Group, a leading mobile phone devices maker has pledged its support for the fifth edition of the National Best Teacher Awards scheme to be held next month.
An official statement issued by the Corporate Affairs Manager of the Group, Emmanuel Arthur said the company intends providing an e-library facility at a cost of $20, 000 for use by schools, pupils and teachers who will emerge tops in the annual awards.
In 2012, RLG Communications presented a brand new Nissan sunny, 2012 model to the Ministry of Education for use as third prize for this year’s National Best Teacher Awards scheme.
Rlg will also gave a laptop to each of the regional best teachers to be awarded during the 18th Edition of the awards scheme.
On the whole, Rlg Communications is supporting the awards scheme with sponsorship valued at some GHC 70,000. It was the first time Rlg was supporting the Best Teacher Awards.
In 2013, Rlg Communications through The Rlg Foundation handed over prizes totalling GHC 50,000 to the Ministry of Education towards this year’s National Best Teacher Awards at a ceremony in Accra. The foundation sponsored the 2nd runner-up position of the National Best Teacher Awards with a 2012comprehensively insured Nissan Sunny Salon car, a laptop computer, a set of desktop computer, a printer and Rlg souvenirs.
In 2014, The Rlg Foundation KIA Pincanto at a cost of GH 35,000; a desk top computer, a laptop and a printer for the 2nd runner-up.
“This year, we commit to provide an e-library facility to promote teaching, learning and research. We intend installing research and learning software and programmes on 40 of our new School Mate Tablets which will also be connected to the internet.
This we are hoping to do at a cost of some $20,000 and this will be our way for complimenting government’s effort to turn-round education for the better”, the statement said.
The National Best Teacher Award is held every year in honour of the sterling role played by teachers.
The awards in Ghana coincides with World Teachers Day, a day set aside by the United Nations to celebrate teachers worldwide.
This year, awards will also be given to schools as part of the newly introduced National Best Schools category.