Organisers of Maltina teacher’s award predict stiff contest as private schools join race

Human Resources Director, Nigerian Breweries (NB)Plc, Mr. Victor Famuyibo (left); 2015 Maltina Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Rose Nkemdilim Obi; Corporate Affairs Adviser, NB, Mr. Kufre Ekanem; and Deputy General Secretary, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr. Wole Oyeniyi, during the formal opening of the 2016 Maltina Teacher of the Year competition in Lagos.

Human Resources Director, Nigerian Breweries (NB)Plc, Mr. Victor Famuyibo (left); 2015 Maltina Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Rose Nkemdilim Obi; Corporate Affairs Adviser, NB, Mr. Kufre Ekanem; and Deputy General Secretary, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr. Wole Oyeniyi, during the formal opening of the 2016 Maltina Teacher of the Year competition in Lagos.

Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Kufre Ekanem, has predicted an intense contest between competitors in this year’s “Maltina Teacher of the Year,” as a result of the inclusion of teachers from private schools.

Speaking at a briefing heralding this year’s event, Ekanem said unlike last year’s edition, which only public school teachers participated, the company has expanded the focus of the 2016 edition to also include teachers from private secondary schools.

The initiative, which cumulative prizes worth stands at N50m annually is geared towards rewarding teachers across the country, who are committed to their duties. It is organised on the platform of NB/Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust.

He said collection of applications which is ongoing lasts till Thursday, June 30, 2016, urging interested teachers 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 maltinateacheroftheyear@heineken.com or post to P.M.B. 12632, Marina, Lagos, he added.
He said, “I am happy to announce to you that we have expanded the focus for the 2016 edition of the Maltina Teacher of the Year to include teachers from private secondary schools across Nigeria in addition to the public secondary schools, which were the sole focus last year. Thus, we expect a stronger and more intense battle for the honours this year. As was the case in 2015, all eligible applications will be subjected to an intense selection and judging process.

“Our external and independent panel of judges will ensure transparency, credibility and objectivity of the initiative.”

The five-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.”



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