Best Primary Teacher of 2018, Robert Gariba has been nominated among 50 others for the Global Teachers Prize 2019 organized by Varkey Foundation.
Robert Gariba, a Special Education Teacher of Richard Akwei Memorial School at Galloway in Accra, is known for his innovative ways of teaching students with special needs.
Education minister , Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh speaking at the event lauded Mr. Gariba for using his resources to help special needs children and also finding practical interventions which enables them to have equal learning opportunities as other children.
Dr Opoku Prempeh said “Mr Gariba works with children with special needs and has provided innovative and specific practical interventions to enable these children to stay in school and thus, have an equal chance at learning opportunities that will enable them to develop to their fullest potential”.
He further commended Varkey Foundation for making an excellent choice in selecting Robert Gariba for the Global Teachers Prize and also he is optimistic that Gariba would be shortlisted to the final 10 for him to showcase his creativity to the world.
“The Global Teacher Prize made an excellent choice of Mr Gariba. It is our wish that Mr Gariba will be listed among the first ten nominees. Indeed, you are already a winner as one of the Top 50 teachers on earth”, he said.
The Global Teacher Prize was initiated by the Varkey Foundation to award teachers who go the extra mile in educating children.The awards will take place on March 23,2019 at the Atlantis in Dubai with the best teacher walking away with a whooping $1 million.
By: Theresa Adezewa Ayittey||APT NEWS
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