Micjoy Advertising and the Academic Diary Newspaper has awarded Jackson College of Education with a crystal plaque for providing excellent distance learning education in Ghana at the 2017 African Quality Awards Ceremony at Golden Tulip, Kumasi City.
The award ceremony was to emphasise the need for stakeholders to mobilise the needed resources for educational development in the nation.
Mrs Jackson, who received the award on behalf of the College for excellence in teacher trainee education delivery, lauded organisers of the event for being committed to the nation’s development.
“The College is grateful to God for the opportunity done us to transform lives”, she said, as she received a crystal plaque.
She further stressed that education had no substitute hence it was important to create an enabling environment so that, the less-privileged, the needy and the poor, as well as those residents in the remotest parts of the country, would have access to quality education.
She was accompanied by Professor Ebenezer Jackson, an eminent educationist, co-founder and Director of Jackson Educational Complex.
The College which is affiliated with the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), and the first private college of education running a distance education programme, had since its establishment in 2009, produced over 6, 500 professional teachers, the majority of whom are now serving in the deprived communities nationwide.
Other personalities awarded at the programme for their distinguished services to the nation included Mr Jacob A. M. Kor, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr John Kudalor, the immediate-past Inspector-General of Police (IGP) and Lawyer COP Nathan Kofi Boakye, out-going Ashanti Regional Police Commander.
The rest are Prof. Osei Darkwa, President of the Ghana Technology University College, Ms Christina Adwoa Sobotie, Principal of St. Monica’s College of Education, Asante-Mampong, Dr Joseph Kobina Essibu, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ideal College, and Mr Clement Sarfo, Principal of Ideal College, Kumasi.
Mr Clement Nti-Boateng, Bosome-Freho District Director of Health Services, Dr Joseph Nana Arthur, CEO of Alpha Homoeopathic Hospital, as well as Mr John Obiri Yeboah were also honoured for their dedicated services to the nation.