Nigerian Breweries Plc., Nigeria’s foremost brewing company has announced the extension of deadline for the submission of entries for the 2019 Maltina Teacher of the Year by two additional weeks.
The submission of entries, which was initially meant to close on July 12, 2019, has now been extended until July 26, 2019 to allow moreteachers to participate.The Maltina Teacher of the Year, the brainchild of Nigerian Breweries Plc. -Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund is designed to identify, showcase and reward outstanding teachers in Nigeria.
Speaking onthe decision to extend the deadline, the Corporate Affairs Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mrs. Sade Morgan noted that the extension of the cut-off date for the submission of entrieswas done in response to calls by teachers and other stakeholders to allow for additional time for more teachers to turn in their entries.
“We have received so many enquiries and pressure fromparticipating teachers and other well-meaning individuals for the possibility to extend the entry deadline for this year’s edition of the Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative. This has further revealed to us that the initiative is highly regarded by our key stakeholders,” she said.
Morgan further charged prospective applicants who are yet to complete the application process to take advantage of this two-weekextension, as there would be no further shift in the deadline.
Prizes to be won for this year’s Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative includes a total cash prize of N6.5 million and capacity training with a block of classrooms built at the school where the winning teacher teaches. First and second runners up will get a cash prize of N1m and N750, 000 cash prize respectively while each state championwill receive a cash reward of N500, 000 each.
Since inception, the Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative has produced four grand winners and these include Rose Nkemdilim Obi, Anambra (2015), ImohEssien, Akwa Ibom (2016), Felix Ariguzo, Delta State (2017) and Olasunkanmi Opeifa, FCT (2018).