Teachers have been encouraged to upgrade their knowledge and skills to enable them to effectively contribute to the manpower development of the country.
Prof Sally Essuman, the Head of Department at the Educational Administration Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), urged teachers to see beyond the present and help train quality manpower for the nation.
Prof Essuman gave the advice in a speech read on her behalf at an awards ceremony at Winneba to honour 40 hardworking and committed teachers and non-teaching staff from public and private basic and second cycle schools.
Some outstanding pupils who excelled in a quiz competition were also awarded while some schools were honoured.
The ceremony, on the theme: “Quality Education; Expectations of a Motivated Teacher,” was sponsored by Alex Afenyo-Markin, the Member of Parliament for Effutu.
Prof Essuman said quality education was multi-dimensional, complex and interrelated in many ways, which many equate to the provision of infrastructure, beautiful schools, provision of playgrounds, furniture and teaching and learning resources.