The National Investment Bank (NIB) has donated fifteen (15) HP Dual Core Laptop Computers and twelve (12) LG 43" Full HD Smart Digital Satellite LED TV Sets to the Ministry of Education in support of this year’s teachers’ awards dubbed Ghana Teacher Prize. The items worth Fifty-Five thousand Cedis (GH¢55,000.00) was delivered to the Ministry for onward presentation to the National Teaching Council.
NIB has over the years supported the enhancement of education in the country through donations to most of the major award schemes in the country. These include the National Best Teacher and School awards aimed at motivating hard working teachers and best performing schools.
Presenting the items on Tuesday 28th August, 2018, the Deputy Managing Director of NIB, Mr. Alfred George Thompson said NIB’s consistent support for education is consistent with its desire to ensure that society benefits from the business operations of the bank. Quality education for the citizenry he emphasized “is critical for the growth of the nation and the teacher is at the center of the realization or otherwise of this vision.” Mr. Thompson was hopeful the items “would to a large extent motivate the award winners and ultimately help improve teaching and learning.
The Deputy Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Adu Twum who received the items expressed the Ministry’s appreciation for the gesture saying, it would help government achieve it’s “Ghana Beyond Aid” vision. The goal he said cannot be achieved if quality education for all the citizens of Ghana is not aggressively pursued. “We cannot get beyond aid without an excellent education system, great teachers and other education workers who would lead the effort towards the kind of nation we want to create” he stressed.
Dr. Adu Twum said teachers and all stakeholders in the education sector are very grateful to NIB for the unrelenting support it has over the years given to government in its quest to motivate teachers as part of efforts to provide quality education to the citizenry.