NEWS IN: NTC opens application and nomination for Ghana teacher prize 2021 (Teaching and Non-Teaching)- Check out all criteria and apply here

The National Teaching Council (NTC) has opened the application and nomination for Ghana Teacher prize 2021.

The 2021 edition is opened to all Ghanaian teachers in the pre-tertiary schools; this includes both public and private school teachers.


The Ghana Teacher Prize is observed mainly to honour outstanding teachers who have exhibited exemplary leadership and ground-breaking work that has imparted and transformed the lives of students.

All applicants are however expected to adhere strictly to the attached selection criteria. The deadline for application is 30th March, 2021.


Interested applicants should apply through this link
for the teaching category and for non-teaching category.

The Prize is open to all teachers who have taught for five (5) years and teach children who are in compulsory schooling or are between the ages of four and eighteen. It is opened to teachers in every kind of school and subject.

Both teaching and non-teaching staff across the country are urged by the council to apply

Selection Criteria

Applications for the Ghana Teacher Prize will be judged based on a rigorous set of criteria to identify an extraordinary teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. The final judging committee will look for evidence of:

  1. Recognition of a teacher’s achievements in the classroom and beyond from pupils, colleagues, headteachers or members of the wider community. For example, through local/national teaching awards.
  2. Employing innovative and effective instructional practices that are replicable and scalable.
  3. For example, through the innovative use of technology or non-typical instructional techniques that can be replicated in other classrooms
  4. Achieving demonstrable student learning outcomes in the classroom.
    For example, through the improvement of student grades, student attendance/ behaviour; students becoming achievers in the world of work.
  5. Achievements in the community beyond the classroom that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the teaching profession and others. For example, recognition through the media, community awards, talks, seminars; membership of local organizations. How do you bring the community into your classroom?Professional.
  6.  Competence : This includes assessment of academic potentialities, quality delivery of service in the individual’s way of operations in his or her professional area.
  1. The criteria to identify the most outstanding Non-Teaching Staff in Ghana who made the most significant contribution towards education delivery should be as follows:  Achieving demonstrable indicators in the area of operation of the individual staff For example, meeting deadlines with assignments to meet the expectation of the institution or office in the area where the staff operates. These includes:

a. Submission of timely reports of institutions and other offices.

b. How prudent the staff operated with regards to finances of the institution or office (cost saving).

c. Punctuality.

d. Efficiency and effectiveness in the organization.

e. Recognition of the Staff achievements in the institution or office, for example unique performances or an output that enables the institution to impact positively on the students.

f. Helping the Department in which the staff works to achieve its targets (for example timely filing of documents in registries etc).

g. Commitment : Staff who are committed to working in the Ghana Education Service, develop themselves and staying to uplift the image of the Ghana Education Service.

h. Achievements in the community beyond the institution or office that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the work the Individual does.
(Recognition through community awards, talks, seminars, membership of local organisations, written contributions in media, with a focus on bringing the community into the school environment for the community to understand its role in the delivery of education in the area)

Teaching staff nomination can be done as follows:

i. Self-nomination
ii.School nomination
iii.PTA of School nominated
iv.Community nomination
V. Union nomination

Source : Honestynewsgh