NB Maltina launches Teacher-of-the-Year Award to celebrate teachers

Maltina brand, a non-alcoholic drink from the stables of Nigerian Breweries (NB) has launched a “Maltina Teacher-of-the-Year Award to recognize, celebrate and motivate teachers of Public Secondary Schools in all 36 states and the FCT.

The award which is being conducted on the platform of Nigerian Breweries – Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund, is meant to restore the pride and dignity of the teaching profession.

The award was launched on May 20th, 2015 and has already generated an unprecedented interest from teachers across the nation. Already, hundreds of secondary school teachers are enthusiastically submitting entries for the award.

According to the CSR / Sustainability Manager of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Emete Tonokari, all applicants will be intensely screened and there will be a judging process by an external and independent panel of judges.

The 5 – step evaluation process of the entries received will result in 37 champions (one per state and the FCT). From amongst these State Champions, the Maltina Teacher of the Year will emerge. All State Champions and National Winners will be celebrated in a grand ceremony on October 5 2015 in commemoration of World Teachers Day.

Emete disclosed that the deadline for entry for the award has been extended to Friday, July 24th, 2015. She advised all interested applicants to download the application forms from the Maltina website, and upload to the site or return via the company’s post office mail box at P.M.B 12632, Marina, Lagos.

In addition, she asked applicants who were having issues with collection and submission of forms to seek assistance by sending an email to maltinateacheroftheyear@heineken.com or Call 01- 2717419.

The Federal Ministry of Education has commended Nigerian Breweries for initiating the award programme. According to the ministry, “this effort by Nigerian Breweries will encourage other corporate organisations to identify and support the ministry’s programmes geared towards development of the education sector in Nigeria.”

The Corporate Affairs Adviser to the ministry, Mr. Kufre Ekanem said that “I want to commend Nigerian Breweries plc for initiating the Maltina Teacher of the Year programme because it aligns perfectly with our vision to bring back the glory days when teaching was a respectable profession and people took pride in teaching. We all must join hands to bring dignity and prestige to teachers if we want to see improvement in our education system,” he said.

The Maltina Teacher-of-the-Year Award launched in May is set to splash over N50 million naira on Nigerian teachers.

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