Nigerian Breweries Plc has kicked off the second edition of the Maltina Teacher of-the Year competition with prize money of N50 million up for grabs. The initiative powered by Nigeria Breweries/Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust is aimed at rewarding outstanding teachers in secondary schools pan Nigeria. Unlike the first edition which featured only teachers in public schools, the scope of this year’s edition has been expanded to also include teachers in privately- owned secondary schools. Click to apply.
Kufre Ekanem, the company’s Corporate Affairs Adviser explained at a press conference in Lagos recently that the quality of the 2015 winner gave the organizers enough impetus to believe that teachers in the nation’s public schools can match their counterparts in the private schools. “Mrs. Rose Nkemdilim Obi, the 2015 winner turned out to be a good testimony.” he said.
Ekanem added that collection of applications has commenced and will last till 30th June 2016.
Interested teachers are advised to download application forms from the Maltina website –www.maltina-nigeria.com. Applications forms should be completed and uploaded to the website or sent by email to email@example.com or post to P.M.B. 12632, Marina, Lagos.
As was the case in 2015, he disclosed that all eligible applications will be subjected to an intense selection and judging process.
According to him, “Our external and independent panel of judges will ensure transparency, credibility and objectivity of the initiative. The 5 – step evaluation process of the entries received will result in 37 champions (one per state and the FCT), subject to entries meeting the cut off mark set by the panel of judges. From amongst these State Champions, the Maltina Teacher of the Year 2016 will emerge. All State Champions and Winners will be celebrated and rewarded in a grand ceremony on October 12 2016 in commemoration of World Teachers Day.”
Like last year, Ekanem informed the media that each State Champion will get Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500, 000.00) and the Top 10 teachers will be recognized before the grand winners are announced. The 2nd and 1st runners-up will receive trophies and an additional Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N750, 000.00) and One Million Naira (N1, 000, 000.00) respectively. The Maltina Teacher of the Year 2016 will get an additional One Million Naira (N1, 000,000.00) instantly plus One Million Naira every year for the next five years, a development training opportunity abroad and a block of classrooms built at the school where he/she teaches.
“It is our hope that through the Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative, we can inspire this nation to accord our teachers their deserved credit and bring back respect to the teaching profession in Nigeria. As partners for development, we call on all education stakeholders and solicit your support, our friends in the media, towards the success of this initiative,” he said.