Nigerian Breweries Plc, the leading brewing company in Nigeria, has announced an extension of the submission deadline for the 2023 Maltina Teacher of the Year competition.
In a statement released on Friday, July 21, 2023, the company revealed that the original deadline, which was set to end on the same date, has now been extended to Friday, August 4, 2023.
According to Sade Morgan, the Corporate Affairs Director at Nigerian Breweries Plc, the decision to extend the deadline came in response to numerous requests from teachers who needed more time to apply and submit their entries for the competition.
Eligible teachers interested in participating in the 9th edition of the competition can visit the dedicated website (www.maltinateacheroftheyear.com) to complete the forms online.
“Alternatively, they have the option to download the forms, complete them, scan, and email them to email@example.com,” she said.
She maintained that “the Maltina Teacher of the Year competition is open to all secondary school teachers, both from public and private schools across Nigeria.”
It is considered an impactful intervention programme aimed at elevating the status of teachers and improving the education sector in the country.
Morgan encouraged all eligible teachers who meet the criteria from both public and private secondary schools to seize this opportunity and apply for the competition.
As a reward for outstanding performance, the overall winner of the competition will receive a trophy, a total cash prize of N6.5 million, and capacity development training.
The winner’s school will also receive either a block of classrooms or a computer laboratory.
The first runner-up will be awarded a trophy and a total sum of N1,500,000, while the second runner-up will receive a trophy and N1,250,000.
Moreover, all state champions will be recognized with plaques and a cash prize of N500,000 each.
The Maltina Teacher of the Year competition was established in 2015 and is funded through the Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund, set up in 1994 to contribute actively to the development of the education sector in Nigeria, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, SDG No.4.
Since its inception, the competition has produced eight grand winners, namely: Rose Nkemdilim Obi from Anambra (2015), Imoh Essien from Akwa Ibom (2016), Felix Ariguzo from Delta State (2017), Olasunkanmi Opeifa from the FCT (2018), Ezem Collins from the FCT (2019), Oluwabunmi Anani from Adamawa State (2020), Abanika Taiye from Delta (2021), and Alaku Ayiwulu from Plateau State (2022).
Nigerian Breweries Plc, a member of the HEINEKEN Group, holds the distinction of being the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria.
Established in 1946 as “Nigerian Brewery Limited,” the company made history when the first bottle of STAR lager beer rolled out of its Lagos brewery bottling line in June 1949.
Today, it boasts a rich portfolio of 19 high-quality brands, including Heineken, Desperados, Maltina, Life, Amstel Malta, Gulder, Fayrouz, and Legend, produced across 9 breweries with nationwide distribution.
Nigerian Breweries Plc has also received several awards and recognition for excellence in various aspects of its operations, such as product quality, marketing, productivity, innovation, health and safety, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability