NB set to unveil new ‘Maltina Teacher of the Year’

Nigerian Breweries, makers of premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, is set to unveil the 2016 winner of the ‘Maltina Teacher of the Year’ on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at a grand ceremony holding at the Grand Ball Room, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Organized to celebrate and showcase exceptional teachers from public schools, a pool of state champions are now in the final race for who will be named the best teacher in Nigeria for 2016. This is following a rigorous screening process of teachers across the nation.

The competition which is in its second year, is an initiative of the Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund which was established in 1994 by Nigerian Breweries to enable it play a more active role in the development of education in Nigeria. Since then, the Fund has impacted over 20, 000 students across the country. It has constructed and furnished over 280 classrooms, 280 sanitary facilities and libraries in 40 communities across Nigeria. It has also granted scholarships to deserving students and tertiary institutions.

Nigerian Breweries Plc’s Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, said the Education Trust Fund expanded its intervention in education in Nigeria in 2015 to teachers through the Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative. “The initiative was hinged on the realisation that teachers seldom get the recognition they deserve in spite of the pivotal role they play in training, coaching and determining the quality of education.”

Each State Champion will get N500, 000 cash prize while the first and second runners-up at the Grand Finale will get an additional N1 million and N750,000 respectively.

The Maltina Teacher of the Year 2016 will get an additional N1, 000,000 instantly plus N1million every year for the next five years, a development training opportunity abroad and a block of six classrooms built at the school where he/she teaches.

Last year, 37-year-old Mrs. Rose Nkemdilim Obi who teaches Mathematics and Chemistry at the Federal Government Girls College, Onitsha, emerged overall winner beating nine other finalists to clinch coveted prize. The 10 finalists who slugged it out at the final lap, were winners from Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Borno, Delta, Ebonyi, Imo, Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States.


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