The Global Advisory Council of the World Education Congress has conferred on the Acting Minister of Education, Mr Lee Ocran, the “Award for Outstanding contribution to education”.
For his prize, Mr Ocran will receive a trophy and a citation.
A letter announcing the award said he was selected based on his leadership and contribution to education in Ghana.
“The position that you occupy in the fraternity is strategic and iconic. As a thinker and doer, you are a role model and a believer in change. I am pleased to write to you that the jury and council of board members would like to confer the award for outstanding contribution to education to you,” a letter jointly signed by the Chairman of the Awards and Academic Committee and Project Director of the congress, Mr Edward Smith and Dr R.L. Bhatia said.
According to the organisers of the congress, the aim of the awards is to recognise the “Best of the best, organised for a professional cause.”
Mr Ocran, who is expected to be in Mumbai to receive the award in person is also expected to make a statement and share his knowledge with the several professionals who would be present at the two-day congress to be held on June 28-29, 2013.
The congress is expected to bring together personalities and professionals in the educational sector to interact and discuss evolving trends in education.
It will explore how education can help develop mental, emotional and physical skills to help facilitate personal excellence and also psychological and socio-economic wellbeing in challenging times the world faces today.
“Beside networking opportunities, the conference offers unique in-depth approaches to understanding important academic issues that affect an institution’s viability in today’s fast-paced business environment,” the organisers said.