Kumasi Metropolitan Methodist Education Unit last weekend honoured nine teachers made up of three men and six women from Asawasi Methodist Schools in Kumasi.
They were Madam Asowa Osama, Madam Eugenia Akunu Atta, Madam Comfort Boateng Agyapong, Madam Felicia Osei-Boateng, Madam Rebecca Danso, Madam Margaret Gyamsah, Mr Edward Owusu-Ansah, Mr Emmanuel Boateng-Amponsah and Mr Kwame Ishmael.
They received refrigerators, television sets and certificates for their dedicated service and commitment to the teaching profession.
Right-Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, addressing the award winners said the church was committed to honour deserving teachers to motivate them to improve on their performance.
He explained that this was crucial to improve the standard of education in Methodist schools while promoting good virtues among pupils and students.
Right-Reverend Asante, stressed the need for teachers to maintain high moral standards in the discharge of their duties to help maintain their image and served as role models for pupils and students.
Madam Gladys Asamani, a retired educationist, implored teachers to take advantage of the distance education programmes to sharpen their skills and knowledge to benefit the nation.
Mr Joseph Kwabena Onyinah, Ashanti Regional Director of Education, urged teachers to desist from social vices and other negative practices in their work.