The Greater Accra Regional AME Zion Education Unit has honoured 24 teachers and junior high school (JHS) graduates for their contribution to education and excelling in a mock examination organised by the unit.
The awardees comprised 11 teachers who served the unit for various periods and had been transferred, a retired teacher and 12 JHS graduates.
While the teachers were given cash tokens, the top three JHS graduates received GH¢100, GH¢70 and GH¢50 each for placing first, second and third respectively in the mock examination. The graduates also took home calculators, assorted storybooks, exercise books and mathematical sets.
The nine other graduates received assorted storybooks, exercise books and mathematical sets.
At the ceremony to do the presentation, the Greater Accra Regional Manager of the AME Zion Educational Unit, Rev. Liberty Doe, commended the award recipients for displaying a high level of professionalism in the work they did.
He said the unit acknowledged the good work of the transferred teachers and the academic work by the students, adding that the teachers, for instance, played a very important role in moulding the character and development of the pupils and students.
He explained that the mock examination conducted to select the graduates were in the core areas of English, Mathematics, Integrated Science and Social Studies.
Rev. Doe said the unit was happy with the performance of the students, hence the awards to them.
The Chairperson of the Board of the AME Zion Education Unit, Rev. Mrs Helena Swanzy-Essien, urged the awardees to let the light of the unit shine wherever they would find themselves.
The General Manager of the AME Zion Schools, Mrs Everlyn Boakye-Mensah Zormelo, said the unit appreciated every bit of work by the teachers and the performance of the students.