BY DAYO ADESULU
Authorities of the ‘Maltina Teacher Of The Year MTOTY’ have declared open entry applications for the best teacher in Nigeria 2023, starting from May 25, 2023. The best teacher in Nigeria would go home with N6.5 million.
Declaring the entry application open on Thursday, Sade Morgan, the Corporate Affairs Director at Nigerian Breweries Plc said the MTOTY initiative is part of Nigerian Breweries’ commitment to its corporate philosophy of active part in supporting education, amongst other CSR focus points.
Speaking on the competition’s objectives, she explained that the Maltina Teacher of the Year Award aims to recognize and celebrate exceptional teachers in Nigeria, adding that the initiative is open to teachers in all secondary schools across the country.
”There will be champions from each state of the federation and the FCT from which the overall winner will emerge – State Champions that emerge from the 36 States and the FCT are recognised and rewarded, and the National Winners emerges from these State Champions after further assessment,” She said.
According to her, NB Plc set up the Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund in 1994 with a startup capital of 100 million Naira to enable sustained quality education through structured intervention in the sector.
She said: ”Through the Fund, we have constructed and furnished over 400 classrooms, sanitary facilities and libraries in 74 communities across the country. We have also granted scholarships to deserving students in tertiary institutions.
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”In 2015, the fund introduced the Maltina Teacher of the Year, a national competition to identify, honour and reward outstanding teachers in Nigeria.
”Maltina Teacher of the Year which has recognised a total of 181 teachers since inception, is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in education including the Nigeria Union of Teachers(NUT), All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPPS) and Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Air Peace and Standard IBTC.”
Below were the champions for the past eight years. You too can be the 2023 Teacher of the Year champion. as you register today through https://maltinateacheroftheyear.com/