Bayport Savings and Loans rewards teachers for innovative teaching

The Bayport Teacher Innovation Competition is an initiative from Bayport Savings and Loans

Bayport Savings and Loans has rewarded 10 teachers for their innovative approach to teaching students in their various schools. The teachers were selected from some schools across the country after a rigorous selection process.

The Bayport Teacher Innovation Competition is an initiative from Bayport Savings and Loans, in collaboration with Reach for Change that seeks to reward teachers with innovative ideas and initiatives in teaching which can improve learning in Literacy, Numeracy or STEM for children.

Since the inception of the competition in 2015, Bayport and Reach for Change have provided 15 exceptional teachers with financial support, advice, coaching and training to help develop and scale their ideas.

The 2018 edition of the competition kicked off early this year and over 200 entries were received from all the ten regions in Ghana. The competition was open to all public-school teachers from basic to secondary level.

24 applicants were shortlisted to the next stage which involved pitching their ideas and going through series of trainings through the incubator stage.

The 10 finalists had simple but outstanding teaching methods in their areas of expertise and innovation that is essential to the transformation of Ghana’s educational system and youth development.

The competition
After several rounds of pitching their innovative teaching ideas and its likely impact to the jury, 10 of the best concepts were selected as winners for the 2018 Bayport Teacher Innovation Competition.

Subsequently, the best 3 were selected as the 3 Most Innovative Teachers for 2018.

Bayport spent a collective amount of 50,000 Ghana Cedis as rewards for these exceptional teachers. All 10 winners of the Bayport Teacher Innovation Competition won a cash prize of 1,000 cedis each.

The 3 Most Innovative Teachers also won for themselves a brand-new Laptop each.

The 24 applicants who were shortlisted were also rewarded with souvenirs worth GHS500 each and Certificates of Participation.

The overall winner of the competition, Mr. Cornelius Kwame Adjia advised his colleagues to treat the teaching profession as a ministry to higher calling and impact knowledge to students through innovative ways of teaching.