• The Federal Ministry of Education and Nigerian Breweries have agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their partnership in the annual Maltina Teacher of the Year Award.

    The agreement was reached when a delegation from Nigerian Breweries, led by the Human Resources Director, Mr Victor Famuyibo, paid a courtesy call to the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Speaking during the visit, Famuyibo said that the Maltina Teacher of the Year Award was conceived to give back to society as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.


    He said that submission of entries for the 2016 competition had been concluded while the grand finale would hold on October 20.

    According to him, each state champion will get N500,000 and the top 10 teachers will be recognised before the final winners are announced.

    “The Maltina Teacher of the Year 2016 will get an additional N1million instantly plus N1million every year for the next five years.

    “A development training opportunity abroad and a block of classrooms will be built at the school where he/she teaches”, he added.

    Responding, Awukah said that he was gladdened that the company was willing to lend a helping hand to the task of promoting education in Nigeria.

    He said that the award was a commendable way of motivating teachers. (NAN)



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