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A NIGERIAN, OLASUNKANMI OPEIFA, FINALIST FOR $1M GLOBAL TEACHERS AWARD.

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 Nigerian teacher, Olasunkanmi Opeifa, has been named a top 10 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2020.

The award was established by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

Founder of the Global Teacher Prize, Sunny Varkey, said, “The Global Teacher Prize was set up to shine a spotlight on the important role teachers play in society…Teachers everywhere should be applauded for their creativity, compassion and resolve to fulfil every child’s right to a good education.”

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Olasunkanmi Opeifa, an English teacher from Government Day Secondary School, Karu, Abuja, Nigeria, was shortlisted for the Global Teacher Prize 2020, after being selected from over 12,000 nominations and applications from over 140 countries around the world.

The virtual ceremony is expected to take place on December 3, 2020 where the overall winner will be announced.

Some other shortlisted people are UK teacher Jamie Frost, Italian teacher Carlo Mazzone, South African teacher Mokhudu Cynthia Machaba, US teacher Leah Juelke and South Korean teacher Yun Jeong-hyun as a top 10 finalist. The remaining four top 10 finalists will be announced one each week in the run-up to the Global Teacher Prize ceremony, which will be virtual for the very first time in its due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stephen Fry, an English comedian, announced Opeifa as a top ten finalist in a video saying, “Today I am delighted to announce that Olasunkanmi Opeifa from Nigeria is a top ten finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2020…”

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