A Basic school teacher, Madam Faustina Cobson has been adjudged the 2017 National Best Teacher.
The 41-year old class one teacher at Richard Aquaye memorial school in Accra, was crowned at the 23rd edition of the National Best Teachers Award ceremony in Koforidua.
The programme is commemorated every 5th October to mark World Teachers Day.
For her prize, the winner took home a three bedroom house to be built at a place of her choice.
She also took a cash prize of GH₵50,000 plus a life insurance cover from State Insurance Company (SIC).
Other winners were Agnes Nutakor, a teacher at Kpeve Model School in the Volta who placed second. She took home a cash prize of 110,000 cedis and a life insurance cover from SIC.
The third place was taken by Joseph Agbotsa of the La Nkwantanan Presec in Accra,who also walked home with a brand new car, GH₵20,000 cedis and a life insurance cover from SIC.