Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) Ghana Foundation is donating an amount of GH125,000.00 to support 20 Ghanaian teachers under an awards scheme known as The MTN Teachers Award Program (MTN TIAP).
The Award Scheme will assist teachers in first and second cycle public institution to upgrade their education at the first degree or master’s degree levels.
Under the requirements, applicants must be Ghanaian citizens, not older than 50 years, must have a minimum of five years teaching experience and must have qualified for admission either into the University of Cape Coast or the University of Education Winneba. They must also be teaching in public institution at the time of application.
A board member of the MTN Ghana foundation, Nabilla Williams, said education was one of the focus areas of the foundation. Williams said recognizing the critical role of teachers in the provision of education, the Board decided to build and improve the capacity of teachers aside building of schools in the country.
Mr Veni Damanya, Acting General Secretary of the Ghana National Association Of Teachers (GNAT), expressed appreciation to MTN Ghana Foundation for its contribution to teacher education in the country.
Ms Rebecca Abaidoo, Gender Desk Officer of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Stressed the need for a selection process that will not unduly favor the male gender.
Since its establishment, the foundation has committed over GHC 19.4 million into Education Health Empowerment projects that has improve the living condition of more than three million Ghanaians across the country.
By Nahid Yakubu Abang(Diploma 1c)