A teacher from the Association International School in Accra, Seth Abakah, has won the Instill Education social media competition.
The competition was aimed at teachers from Instill’s three main business countries – Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.
Competing with more than 40,000 educators for the Ghana Prize, Mr. Abakah demonstrated his skills on social media by sharing Instill Education’s posts and motivating principals and classroom teachers to follow Instill Education for professional teacher development programs that demonstrate their competency in providing educational services would strengthen.
He received a brand new tablet for winning the competition.
Presenting the award to Mr. Abakah in Accra on Friday, Instill Education Ghana Country Director, Ms. Sarah Osei, congratulated Mr. Abakah on his exceptional ability to complete modules on the Upskill platform and also encouraged other teachers to develop capacities for improved education build results in the country.
She stressed the importance of improving the capacity and professionalism of teachers as the teacher remains a linchpin for any educational enterprise.
Ms. Osei said Instill Education and the MasterCard Foundation would support teachers in the country to build capacity for improved learning outcomes for the needed socio-economic transformation.
“Education in Africa is facing an existentially challenging crisis, and for this reason Instill Education is rethinking teaching and learning in every African classroom to, among other things, fill the 17 million teacher gaps that UNESCO predicts for sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 will,” she added.
Mr. Abakah thanked Instill Education for putting in place great programs that address the gaps in school leadership and instruction.
“Instill Education is the best online professional career development program I’ve come across,” he added.
Mr. Abakah therefore took the opportunity to encourage his fellow teachers and principals to use Instill Education’s learning management system to improve their teaching skills.
Association International School Director Ms. Audrey Doryumu commended Instill Education for their efforts on the continent to transform teaching and learning towards better learning outcomes.
She said she was confident that other school leaders and teachers across the country would use this innovative learning platform to transform education.
She applauded Mr. Abakah and urged him to keep up the good work.
Instill Education is a Pan-African EdTech higher education institution focused on teacher professionalism and capacity development to achieve the learning outcomes and goals contained in the Continental and Global Goals.
The organization has trained over 40,000 Ghanaian teachers and school leaders nationwide since February 2022.
For the coming year, Instill Education, in partnership with key stakeholders (the Ghana Education Service, the National Teaching Council, the Center for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS), UNESCO, UNICEF, civil society organisations, private school associations, teachers’ unions) will hope to to be able to train over 200,000 teachers in the country by the end of 2023.