By Kofoworola Belo-Osagie
This year, resourcefulness in teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic will be a strong point for teachers applying for the sixth edition of the Maltina Teacher of the Year award.
Announcing the opening of entries for the competition on Tuesday in Lagos, Corporate Affairs Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Mrs. Sade Morgan said the award this year would be special despite the pandemic.
She added that it was the firm’s way of recognising teachers’ hard work.
“The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted all aspects of our existence including education. Nevertheless, it has also showcased the resilient spirit of our teachers who have been unrelenting in finding new ways to continue to teach students virtually despite technological challenges and limitations. This demonstrates the important role teachers play in the development of our society and the education of our future leaders.
“Maltina teacher of the year is an initiative that is cherished and keenly supported by our management team who are deeply passionate about education. This is why we are committed and very happy to commence our annual search for the best secondary school teacher in Nigeria with the Call for Entry commencing on June 30 and closes on August 14, 2020. The winning and other qualifying teachers would be revealed in by October in commemoration of the 2020 World Teacher’s Day.”