NIGERIA: TEACHERS SLUG IT OUT FOR MALTINA TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Organizers of the Maltina Teacher of the Year Award say that they have recorded a surge of entries as teachers rush to meet the deadline of the newly launched award.
Reports from collation centres for the award across the country indicates that scores of secondary school teachers are enthusiastically submitting entries for the coveted award.
Kufre Ekanem, the Corporate Affairs Adviser of Nigerian Breweries Plc, has hinted that collection and submission of application forms/entries may be extended to give opportunity to every qualified teacher to compete for the coveted prize.
He stated that interested candidates can obtain hard copies of entry forms from designated collection and submission points scattered all over the country as contained in flyers, posters and other below-the-line (BTL) advertising materials being circulated across the country.
Candidates can also download the application forms from the Maltina website, ?complete the application and upload to the site or return a printed copy of a completed entry form via the company’s postal address.
“We hope that through this initiative, we can inspire this nation to accord our teachers their deserved credit and bring back respect to the teaching profession in Nigeria,” Ekanem said.
Maltina Teacher of the Year Award will reward outstanding Nigerian teachers who have developed innovative strategies and teaching techniques as well as contributed to the advancement of education in Nigeria.
The Maltina Teacher of the Year and other national finalists of the competition will be unveiled and celebrated at a grand ceremony on Monday, October 5, 2015, a day set aside by the United Nations to mark the World Teachers Day.
The maiden award is open to teachers working in public secondary schools across the 36 states of Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory while the winning exceptional teacher is to get N25m in 5 yrs.