Nigerian Breweries’ Corporate Affairs Adviser, Mr Kufre Ekanem explained that the extension due to pressure from teachers across the country who wanted more time to complete the process.
The Maltina Teacher of the Year, an initiative of Nigerian Breweries Plc-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund, identifies, showcases and rewards outstanding teachers in Nigeria.
The entry for this year’s edition opened on Friday, May 25, 2018 and was to have closed last Monday.
Ekanem enjoined interested teachers to avail themselves of the new opportunity by downloading application forms from the Maltina website – www.maltina-nigeria.com. The applications forms, he added, should be completed and uploaded to the website or sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to P.M.B. 12632, Marina, Lagos.
The 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year will receive N1 million, a trophy and another N1 million every year for the next five years, and a block of classrooms built at the school where he or she teaches.
The first runner-up will have N1 million and a trophy, while the second runner-up will be rewarded with N750, 000 and a trophy. In addition, each state champion, including the winner and the first and the second runners-up will get N500, 000.
Since inception in 2015, the Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative has produced three grand winners: Rose Nkemdilim Obi, Anambra (2015), Imoh Essien, Akwa Ibom (2016) and Felix Ariguzo, Delta State (2017).