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Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by damiloladuke: 12:08pm On Oct 13
A Nigerian teacher identified as Olasunkanmi Opeifa, has been named a top 10 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2020.

The US$1 million award established by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, is in its 6th year.

Announced Opeifa, among others as a top ten finalist, English comedian, Stephen Fry said:

“Today I am delighted to announce that Olasunkanmi Opeifa from Nigeria is a top ten finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2020.

“Olasunkanmi, you have inspired your students by using edutainment- fun-based learning to teach English language concepts, with essay writing linked to popular dance steps, and phonology and grammar demonstrated by rapping and hip-hop songs.

“You also published a book on learning English in order to reach more students beyond your community, and introduced free weekend tutorials in order to cover the syllabus with them. With this approach, examination results have vastly improved and many of your students now meet the benchmark for admission to university. Congratulations Olasunkanmi and thank you for everything you do.”

Also, Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO, Stefania Giannini, said,

“Congratulations to Olasunkanmi Opeifa for being selected as a top ten finalist from such a huge number of talented and dedicated teachers. I hope his story will inspire those looking to enter the teaching profession and also highlight the incredible work teachers do all over Nigeria and throughout the world every day.”

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.”

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.

He was also winner of the Maltina Teacher of the Year in 2018.

Opeifa was rewarded with N1 million in addition to N500, 000 he received as state champion from Abuja. He will also get N1m every year for the next five years and a block of six classrooms built at his school.

https://lailasnews.com/nigerian-olasunkanmi-opeifa-named-finalist-for-1m-global-teacher-prize/

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by lathrowinger(m): 12:13pm On Oct 13
Proudly Afonja, flat head, plz come celebrate with us...

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by Davash222(m): 12:17pm On Oct 13
lathrowinger:
Proudly Afonja, flat head, plz come celebrate with us...
Smh

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by UndauntedYOCA(f): 12:20pm On Oct 13
Wow! This is highly commendable, having taught for 3 years myself, I can attest to the fact that being a teacher isn't easy. It takes zeal, selflessness, patience and some other qualities to be a great teacher.

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by sammysneh(m): 4:05pm On Oct 13
lathrowinger:
Proudly Afonja, flat head, plz come celebrate with us...
Try get sense

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by ILoveDemMANNA: 4:05pm On Oct 13
Teacher of the Year!

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by Thommas9(m): 4:06pm On Oct 13
So proud of him

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by airminem(f): 4:06pm On Oct 13
Congrats afonja people

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by ILoveDemMANNA: 4:06pm On Oct 13
UndauntedYOCA:
Wow! This is highly commendable, having taught for 3 years myself, I can attest to the fact that being a teacher isn't easy. It takes zeal, selflessness, patience and some other qualities to be a great teacher.
God bless all our good teachers. God bless you too

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by WoundedLamb: 4:06pm On Oct 13
Nice. I'm not a teacher but I believe being a good teacher involves passion and selflessness.

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by brosom(m): 4:06pm On Oct 13
Opeifa for the grand!!

like for opeifa!!

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by operAhdam(m): 4:06pm On Oct 13
Good one..Nigeria would be gr8 again cool

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by BigSarah(f): 4:06pm On Oct 13
Nice...Way to go!
Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by GeneralPula: 4:06pm On Oct 13
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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by Royalfurnitures: 4:06pm On Oct 13
Wow,thank God for him since the Nigerian govt can't celebrate them,the World will

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by oluwaseyi0: 4:06pm On Oct 13
Congratulations sir, more wins

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by samwillyco1(m): 4:06pm On Oct 13
Congratulations in advance, I wish you the best.

This is the kind of things we should be celebrating/encouraging and not BBN / political Criminals and oloshes. grin grin grin grin

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by QueenEstherh(f): 4:07pm On Oct 13
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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by sammysmiles(m): 4:07pm On Oct 13
airminem:
Congrats afonja people
Keep your congrats to yourself

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by divicode: 4:07pm On Oct 13
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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by Flamezreal(m): 4:08pm On Oct 13
we will get there someday.
Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by donprinyo: 4:08pm On Oct 13
Yoruba Amaka

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by aameenn: 4:08pm On Oct 13
ipob are you happy if yes y and if no y

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by Openbusiness: 4:09pm On Oct 13
Cool
Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by brian91(m): 4:09pm On Oct 13
lathrowinger:
Proudly Afonja, flat head, plz come celebrate with us...


You don't have to type those..

on a widely discussed forum, act like this should be kept away. Is there any joy in ridiculing ourselves. las las, we should never reject when foreigner call us names!!
Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by Mitocyan: 4:09pm On Oct 13
Congrats Sunkanmi, well deserved, from Relief Club days.

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Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by temi1290: 4:09pm On Oct 13
Chai,1m dols,we the patriotic Nigerians are proud of you, keep making Nigeria proud and also continue to play ur part in correcting the stereotype the world have about us
Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by Jeremiahgynag(m): 4:10pm On Oct 13
Thank God he is not selected for the best developer developing the under developed Europe, Asia with drugs.
Re: Olasunkanmi Opeifa Named Finalist For $1m Global Teacher Prize by Sheriman(m): 4:11pm On Oct 13
WoundedLamb:
Nice. I'm not a teacher but I believe being a good teacher involves passion and selflessness.
Not only teaching profession but all professions including Blogging you must be dedicated and really work towards being successful at it

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