Accra, Oct. 7, GNA - The MTN Ghana Foundation, as part of improving quality and celebrating teachers, awarded 20 teachers with GH¢ 125,000.00 to improve themselves in their field of work.
The award, which is under MTN Teachers Improvement Awards Programme (TIAP), was presented to the beneficiaries in Accra and covers the tuition, academic expenses and stipend of GH¢ 500.00 for each.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines of the event, Madam Georgina Fiagbenu, the Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs at MTN, said the scholarship scheme sought to improve the skills of teachers, especially those in second cycle public institutions, to grow professionally in Science, Mathematics and the English Language.
She said MTN Foundation believed the beneficiaries would return to their respective schools equipped with higher educational skills to impact the lives of students and build capacity for national development.
Madam Fiagbenu said 10 of the selected teachers would pursue first degree programmes while the other 10 would pursue master’s programme at the University of Cape Coast and the University of Education, Winneba.
She said: “It is critical to pay close attention to how we train and support both new and experienced teachers through constantly updating their knowledge and adopting best practices that meet the needs of today’s students.”