Fifteen renowned teachers have been picked as Nigeria’s best teachers to be honoured at the 18th edition of the prestigious THISDAY awards holding in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, on Tuesday, February 26.
Among them are one of the Oyewole brothers who founded Abeokuta Continuing Education Centre in Ogun State, Chief Dotun Oyewole; educationist, Chief Reuben Majekodunmi; a catholic priest and educationist who hails from a Carribean island called Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Rev, Father Angus Fraser; and another educationist who established the Dorothy Daniels Childcare School, Mrs. Dorothy Ugwu.
Others are former Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Prof. Iya Abubakar; a lecturer in Economics at the University of Benin, Edo State, Prof. Michael Obadan; a professor of Humanities, Prof. Frank Ugiomoh and Christie, wife of Prof. Ade Ajayi, the former vice-chancellor of University of Lagos.
Others are Ahmed M. Bawa Faskari, Hadiza Thani Mohammed, Mrs. Victoria Jolayemi, Chief D.B.E Ossai, Mr. Yakubu S. Dimka, Mr. John O. B. Adeaga and Prof. Eunice Nkiruka Uzodike.
The victorious teachers emerged under three categories of primary, secondary and tertiary school teachers from a list of 750 nominated from across the country and were selected by a team of reader’s panel based on voting, which ended late last night. They will join 12 other eminent Nigerians from various walks of life who will be conferred with THISDAY Lifetime Achievement awards.
All the awardees will be presented with their plaques at a ceremony to be attended by former United States President Bill Clinton who is making his fourth appearance at THISDAY awards.