Ezem Collins, a teacher at the Royal Family Academy, Abuja has emerged the 2019 Maltina Teacher of the Year.
Ezem Collins, a Civic Education and Christian Religious Studies teacher was declared winner of the prestigious honour at the grand finale held on October 18 , at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
For emerging the winner of the 5th edition of the Maltina Teacher of the Year, Collins is awarded a total cash prize of ₦6.5 million (₦1.5 million immediately and ₦1 million annually for the next five years) by the Nigerian Breweries – Felix Ohiwerei Trust Fund. He would also get an all-expense paid capacity development training abroad while a furnished block of six classrooms, a library and sanitary facilities worth about ₦20 million will be built for his school in his honour by the Fund.
Megbowon Soji, a teacher from Jakande Estate Comprehensive Senior College, Lagos State emerged the first runner-up winning a total of ₦1.5 million while Atondo Fidelis, a teacher from Government Secondary School, Ingawa, Katsina emerged as second runner-up with a prize of ₦1,250.000.
Other 20 teachers who emerged as state champions were also rewarded with a sum of ₦500,000 each.
In her remarks, the corporate affairs director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mrs. Sade Morgan stressed that this year’s edition recorded an unprecedented interest from teachers across the country as the record of participation for the initiative surpassed previous editions, an indication that the initiative has become widely accepted amongst teachers.