Nigerian Breweries Plc said that it was extending the deadline for submission of entries for the 2016 Edition of Maltina Teacher of the Year Awards to Friday, July 22, 2016. The company said they had received many appeals from secondary school teachers across the country for more time to send in their entries.
The Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, who disclosed this in Lagos, said entries have been received from teachers in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“We have extended the deadline for the submission of entries for Maltina Teacher of the Year because of the overwhelming appeal by teachers across the country who pleaded for the extension. This initiative is for teachers, we believe it is just fair for us to take their interest into consideration. As a company, we always listen and take the views of the people into consideration in our decision making process.”
Uchenna Udeani, Professor of Science Education, Department of Science & Technology Education, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Victor Famuyibo, Human Resources Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc at the Press Conference flagging off the Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative o n Lagos recently
He advised interested teachers to submit their applications by downloading the forms from the Maltina website at www.maltina-nigeria.com, adding that the forms should be completed and uploaded to the website or sent by e-mail to email@example.com or via post to PMB 12632, Marina, Lagos.
Nigerian Breweries had earlier announced that this years’ edition would include teachers from private secondary schools. The maiden edition was limited to teachers from the nation’s public secondary schools.
The initiative, sponsored by Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund, is meant to reward commitment and diligence to duty by exceptional teachers across the country.
The Corporate Affairs Adviser noted that like last years, all eligible candidates would be put through an intense 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 among 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 scheduled for October 2016 in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day.”
He said each state champion will get N500, 000 and the top 10 teachers will be recognised before the grand winners are announced. The second and first runners-up would receive trophies and an additional N750, 000 and N1 million respectively.
“The Maltina Teacher of the Year 2016 will get an additional N1 million instantly plus N1 million every year for the next five years; a development training opportunity abroad and a block of classrooms built at the school where he/she teaches.
“It is our hope that through the initiative, we can inspire this nation to accord our teachers their deserved credit and bring back respect to the teaching profession in Nigeria. As partners for development, we solicit the support of all education stakeholders towards the success of this initiative.”