Hon Bernard Ahiafor, Member of Parliament (MP) for Akatsi South in the Volta Region, has presented motivational award package for students and teachers in the constituency in recognizing of their exceptional performance during the 2016/2017 academic year.
Educational outcomes data analysis from the Akatsi Senior High Technical School has shown that some of the students and teachers have performed credibly.
In all, 14 students whose performance out-shined in the constituency were presented with cash, while two teachers were emerged as best teachers and were presented with citation and flat screen Television sets.
The students picked awards for the overall best student of the year, the most disciplined student of the year and department best student for years. Board of Governance of the Akatsi SecTech determined the categories of awards .
The award instituted by the MP in 2014, sought to improve quality of secondary education as it create and promote competition among students and encourages teaching as well as instill discipline.
Speaking at the award ceremony, Mr Ahiafor said, education remained the most enviable tool for which the students could use to become economically independent in order to contribute to the development of their respective families and communities.
According to him, no society could achieve any meaningful development without high-quality education, hence the effort to motivate the students to put up their best and excel in their education career.
The MP who sounded very passionate about education, said he initiated the award scheme so as to increase students performance in the senior high schools to improve standard of Education in the District.
While applauding the teachers for their exceptional role in nurturing the student, Mr Ahiafor said, ” It is indisputable fact that largely education is provided by teachers. Teachers are great contributors in achieving excellence in our nation building.”
He noted that, the responsibility of a teacher in the economic and social transformation of students to become useful in society could not be overemphasised, stating, ” a teacher is like a light which shows the right path to people in darkness.”
The MP congratulated the Awards winners on their outstanding achievements and remarkable performance and advised them not to be complacent, not to relax and not to think they have conquered the world.
He further urged the Students to eschew truancy and laxity but strive to continue to work hard so they could excel in their next level education, adding, you must also be shining examples worth emulating by other children in the constituency.