Mr. Taiye Abanika, a Technical Drawing teacher of James Hope College, Agbor, Delta State, has emerged winner of the 2021 Maltina Teacher of the Year an has grabbed a cash prize of N6.5million, Siggy discloses.
His win gets him a total cash prize of N6.5 million (N1.5million immediately and N1million yearly for the next five years) from Nigerian Breweries – Felix Ohiwerei Trust Fund.
In addition to his cash gift, Taiye would also be rewarded with other incentives, including an all-expense paid capacity development training abroad, a fully equipped computer laboratory or six-classroom block worth N20 million to be built for his school in his honour.
Also, Isaac Terver a Teacher with Government Day Secondary School, Yonko, Taraba State, emerged first runner-up winning a total sum of N1.5 million, while Margaret Ngozi Ofordum, a teacher of Government Science and Technology College, Garki, Abuja, emerged second runner-up with prize money of N1, 250.000.00 while other 30 teachers who emerged as state champions were also rewarded with a sum of N500, 000.00 each.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba who represented the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, lauded Maltina’s unwavering commitment to recognising and rewarding teachers through the initiative.