Nigerian Breweries Launches 2024 Maltina-Teacher-of-the-Year Award with Increased Prizes

Nigerian Breweries Launches 2024 Maltina-Teacher-of-the-Year Award with Increased Prizes

By AmforGod J. Olisa

Nigerian Breweries Plc has announced the opening of submissions for the 2024 edition of the Maltina-Teacher-of-the-Year (MToY) award. This prestigious annual event, now in its tenth year, seeks to recognize and celebrate the most outstanding teachers in both public and private secondary schools across Nigeria.

Significantly, the prize money for the top winners and state champions has been increased. The overall grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of N10 million, up from the previous N6.5 million awarded over the past nine years. The first and second runners-up will be awarded N3 million and N2.5 million respectively, compared to the former prizes of N1.5 million and N1.25 million. Additionally, all state champions will now receive N1 million each, double the previous amount of N500,000.

Hans Essaadi, Managing Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, announced the commencement of this year’s competition at a press conference in Lagos. Represented by the Human Resource Director, Grace Omo-Lamai, Essaadi highlighted the significant impact of the MToY award on teachers, the teaching profession, and Nigeria’s education sector as a whole. He emphasized that the award is part of Nigerian Breweries’ social responsibility initiative under the Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund.

The submission process is voluntary and free for participating teachers. Besides the monetary reward, the overall winner will also receive a plaque, a certificate, and an all-expenses-paid short-course training in Finland. Additionally, the winner’s school will receive a block of six classrooms or another priority project.

Sade Morgan, Corporate Affairs Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc, detailed the competition’s criteria at the event. She noted that participating teachers must be certified by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and must not be older than 55 years. Due to the increasing quality of entries, the cut-off marks to win the award have risen from 50% to 60% and now to 75%.

Interested teachers can submit their entries either physically or online through a dedicated website starting Thursday, with the deadline set for Friday, July 19. The winners will be unveiled at a grand finale and award night in Lagos in October.

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