Daasebre Dr Nyarko Asumadu Appiah, Chief of Akyem Wenchi and board chairman of Akyem Wenchi Salvation Army Senior High School (SHS), has unveiled an award scheme for hardworking teachers.
The award scheme, dubbed Daasebre Awards, is to be held annually to honour the best-performing students and hardworking teachers of the school.
Speaking at an event to launch the maiden awards, Daasebre Appiah said the scheme was part of a strategy to uplift academic standards.
Seven subject teachers whose students emerged the best performing in 2020 received cash awards.
The subjects were core mathematics, elective mathematics and social studies.
Ten graph boards were presented to the mathematics department.
Mr Thomas More Mensah Tsorhe, District Education Director of Denkyembour, lauded the school’s board chairman for dedicating his resources to award teachers for their achievements.
“My honourable teachers what we are witnessing today is just the beginning and those awarded today should not think they are the best but just that, it is their time ordained by God,” he said.
“Other staff will get their turn when God wishes.”
He called on teachers to inculcate in students the fear of God to become responsible leaders in future.
Giving a brief history about the Salvation Army SHS, Mr Isaac Owusu Agyeman, Headmaster of the School, said the institution was established in 1991 with 12 students whose population has increased to about 1,446 by 2021.
The school has 63 teaching and 59 non-teaching staff.