The winner of the 2017 edition of the Maltina Teacher of the Year is expected to emerge at a grand ceremony inside the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos, on Thursday, October 12, 2017.
The Maltina Teacher of the Year, with prizes worth N50 million annually, rewards commitment and diligence to duty by exceptional teachers in the country.
This year’s edition, the third in the series, attracted entries from all thirty six states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The applications were shortlisted and validated after a painstaking scrutiny by a panel of judges chaired by Professor Pat Utomi, renowned economist and management expert with other distinguished members of the academia and the media.
Speaking on this development in a statement made available to newsmen recently in Lagos, the Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc. Mr. Kufre Ekanem said;
“the Maltina Teacher of the Year is an initiative of the Nigerian Breweries – Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund which was set up in 1994 to demonstrate the company’s commitment to the development of education in the country.
The Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative is also aimed at restoring the pride of teachers and the dignity of the teaching profession.”
“The Maltina Teacher of the Year is expected to take home N1 million instantly in addition to the N500, 000 received as a state champion.
The winner will also get another N1m every year for five years, a developmental training opportunity abroad and a block of classrooms built at the school where he/she teaches.
The first and second runners-up will receive N1 million and N750, 000 respectively in addition to the N500, 000 they each receive as state champions.
Each state champion will be rewarded with N500, 000, while the top 10 teachers will be recognised before the grand winners are announced,” he added.