Olasunkanmi Opeifa has emerged winner of the 2018 Maltina teacher of the year award.
Opeifa, who teaches at Government Day Secondary School, Karu, Abuja, was rewarded with N1 million in addition to N500,000 he received as state champion from Abuja.
According to Maltina, Opeifa will also get N1 million annually for the next five years while a block of six classrooms will be built in his school.
Olalekan Adeeko, a computer studies teacher from Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, Ogun state, emerged the first runner-up, while Samuel Popoola, a physics teacher with Deeper Life High School, Akure, Ondo state, clinched the second runner-up position.
Apart from the N500,000 reward as state champion, the first and second runners-up got an additional N1 million and N750, 000 respectively.
Jordi Borrut Bel, managing director, Nigerian Breweries, said the company resolved in 1994 to play a more active role in the development of education in Nigeria when it established the Nigerian Breweries – Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund with a commencement capital of N100 million.
Bel said the education trust fund has impacted over 25,000 students with over 400 classrooms, 30 libraries and laboratories built in over 40 communities across Nigeria.
Since inception, the Maltina teacher of the year has produced four top winners: Rose Obi from Anambra state (2015), Imoh Essien from Akwa Ibom state (2016) and Felix Ariguzo from Delta state (2017) and Opeifa.