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2016 Maltina Teacher Of The Year Finalists To Emerge September 29th

Posted: Sep 21, 2016 at 5:24 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Apata Oyeniran.

As the panel of judges for the 2016 Maltina Teacher of the Year, MTOTY, firms up assessment of the entries, the finalists for the coveted prize will emerge on Thursday, September 29th, 2016.

The finalists, who will be chosen from the 33 candidates that have earlier emerged as champions of their respective states, will face the jury for a final interview.

The 10 best entries will thereafter be invited for the grand finale where the panel will further subject them to rigorous scrutiny to determine who truly should be named the Maltina Teacher of the Year.

The winner and the 2016 Maltina Teacher of the Year will be finally unveiled at a grand ceremony on Thursday, October 20th, 2016, in Lagos.

Mr. Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser of Nigerian Breweries Plc. explained that the project received hundreds of entries from across the states of the federation, saying that the entries were shortlisted and validated to compete for the coveted prize.

Like last year, the Maltina Teacher of the Year 2016 will receive N1million instantly in addition to receipt of same amount every year for next five years. The package also includes a development training opportunity abroad and a block of classrooms to be 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,” Ekanem averred

The MTOTY initiative with prizes worth N50 million annually, is sponsored on the platform of NB/Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund. Ohiwerei is a former Chairman and CEO of the firm under a Trust Fund that was established in 1994 to contribute to the development of educational sector in the country.

Over the years, the company has used the fund to assist over 20,000 students, built over 250 classrooms and 22 libraries in both primary and secondary schools across 49 communities in the country.