A product of Jackson College of Education (JCE) has been adjudged the 3rd best teacher (KG category) in the Sunyani West District.
Mr Francis Kyeremeh was recognized for his commitment to duty, selflessness and passion for the teaching profession.
He readily accepted to be transferred to a deprived community called Asantefour Sereso where no teacher was willing to teach.
The new school established by the Catholic Church was to address the educational needs of children in the community and surrounding villages who had to trek long distances to access formal education.
Posting of teachers became a herculean task for the education directorate due to the deprived nature of the community hardly did teachers accept postings there.
Mr Kyeremeh who was then teaching in another remote community accepted the challenge and hence, was transferred to the school without hesitation.
He single-handedly handled the children for some time, after which other teachers joined him as the school developed.
That gesture, according to the then District Director of Education, Mrs Veronica Angeline Adu-Sarfo was a mark of a committed teacher.
She was therefore not surprised that Mr Kyeremeh was nominated for the best teacher award.
She paid glowing tribute to him for his dedication and further congratulated Jackson College of Education for the calibre of teachers they were producing yearly.
Mrs Adu-Sarfo praised JCE for the significant role it is playing to complement the government’s efforts to solving teacher deficit in the country.