Entry submission for 6th Maltina Teacher of the year begins

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The Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced the opening of entries for the 6th edition of the Maltina Teacher of the Year.

Maltina Teacher of the Year Initiative was established in 2015 and funded through the Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund set up in 1994 to facilitate an active contribution to the development of the education sector in Nigeria. T his initiative is in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, SDG No.4.

The Corporate Affairs Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Mrs Sade Morgan, while speaking at the flag-off ceremony, said that Maltina Teacher of the year is one of the ways the company fulfils and demonstrates its corporate philosophy of ‘Winning with Nigeria’.

According to her, this year’s edition is special and symbolic.

“The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted all aspects of our existence including education. Nevertheless, it has also showcased the resilient spirit of our teachers who have been unrelenting in finding new ways to continue to teach students virtually despite technological challenges and limitations. This demonstrates the important role teachers play in the development of our society and the education of our future leaders.

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“Maltina teacher of the year is an initiative that is cherished and keenly supported by our management team who are deeply passionate about education. This is why we are committed and very happy to commence our annual search for the best secondary school teacher in Nigeria with the Call for Entry commencing on June 30 and closing on August 14, 2020. The winning and other qualifying teachers would be revealed in October in commemoration of the 2020 World Teacher’s Day. We celebrate Nigerian teachers who continue to break new grounds and immeasurably contribute to the future of our great nation, by helping to groom and nurture the next generation.

“As with previous years, the winner will receive a total cash prize of 6.5 million Naira as his/her reward, in addition to a trophy. N1million as a first prize winner, N500,000 as state champion and N1million annually for the next five years, he/she also receives a capacity development training while his/her school receives either a block of classroom or a computer laboratory. Our inclusion of a computer laboratory is in recognition of the reality that now more than ever, digital capabilities are essential for Nigeria teachers in teaching students.

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“The first runner up receives a trophy and N1million, the second runner up receives a trophy and N750,000, all state champions are rewarded with recognition plaques and a cash prize of N500,000 each,” she said.

She assured of fair selection process, adding that the initiative would ensure the best teacher is identified and rewarded for excellence.

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