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Winners Get N6.5m Cash Prize, Lands, Laptop, Certifications as Teach And Win Reality Show Ends

Winners Get N6.5m Cash Prize, Lands, Laptop, Certifications as Teach And Win Reality Show Ends—-The Teach And Win Reality Show, Nigeria’s biggest teachers competition and reality show, has concluded its maiden edition with a spectacular grand finale on Saturday in Ikeja, Lagos.

The winners of the show walked away with exciting prizes, including cash, property, a laptop, and certifications.

THECONSCIENCEng reports that Femi Oyedoye from City of Knowledge Academy, Ijebu Ode, emerged as the overall winner, receiving a cash prize of N2.5 million and a landed property from Arc view Investment. Mariam Akande from S,T &T International School, Ikeja secured the second position, winning N1.5 million and a plot of land from RealtorMax Limited. Abolaji Abraham from Rex and Regina College claimed the third position and received a cash prize of one million naira.

In addition to the top three winners, all 15 other participants received consolation prizes of N100,000 each. Furthermore, Abolaji Abraham was awarded a brand new laptop for being the best participant during the Chinese language classes.

The Teach and Win Reality Show spanned four weeks, featuring intense competitions among 18 contestants in a reality house. The participants underwent rigorous training sessions, showcased exceptional teaching methodologies through presentation displays, learned Chinese, and obtained online teachers’ certifications from CTTC.

Throughout the duration of the show, the participants garnered an impressive 90,200 votes from viewers at home. The show aimed to celebrate teachers, highlight their importance in society, and positively impact learners.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Adebare Egunjobi, the convener and project consultant, emphasized the need to restore glamour to the teaching profession and ensure that children are taught by competent and honourable educators.

“The participants of the Teach and Win Reality Show received certifications in Chinese language, robotics education, artificial intelligence, and online teaching platforms. Their competence and professionalism were assessed through examinations, as well as evaluations of their lifestyle, behavior, IQ, and social quotient.

“The selection criteria for the winners included their connection with students, creativity, time management, achievement of teaching objectives, use of instructional materials, communication skills, and charisma,” he stated.

Mr. Ola Opesan, the lead judge and Head of School at Bridge House College, Ikoyi, expressed his satisfaction with the exceptional qualities displayed by the participants.

Dr. Egunjobi announced that the winners would be celebrated with presentations at their respective schools, in the presence of school proprietors, to encourage participation from education chiefs and school owners. He also urged proprietors to allow their teachers to participate in future editions, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and celebrating educators.

He further appealed to school proprietors to allow teachers participate in subsequent editions. “Give them opportunity to be known and be celebrated. Teachers should stop being seen as least in social economic leader. And the profession being relegated, ” he pleaded.

The Teach and Win Reality Show received international recognition, with representatives from school owners and principals in Liberia and Sierra Leone attending the grand finale. These representatives promised to arrange all-expense-paid trips for the winners to go and teach other teachers in their respective countries.

Looking ahead, Dr. Egunjobi revealed that the next edition of the Teach and Win Reality Show would be even bigger, featuring 36 teachers. He stressed the need to elevate the status of teachers in society and prevent the profession from being relegated.

The transparency, credibility, and integrity of the Teach and Win Reality Show were commended by Dr. Egunjobi, who assured that the program’s integrity and remarkable transparency would be sustained. The first batch of 18 participants has become ambassadors for the initiative, further promoting the importance of recognizing and celebrating teachers.

The grand finale was attended by esteemed judges, including Mr. Ola Opesan, Prof. Stephen Oyebade from the University of Lagos, Prince Abiola Alamikan from City of Knowledge Academy, Dr. Chinedum Oluwadamilola, a veteran teacher and past president of Corona School, and Dr. Christy Omotuyole from the University of Lagos Faculty of Education.

Attendee From Liberia was Dr Benjamin whale, national president, national association of schools in Liberia and many stakeholders from various schools and proprietors associations across Nigeria.

Top 7 outstanding teachers during the programme include Gbadegesin khadija,
Akande Mariam, Oyedoye femi,
Olaniran olayinka, Bolaji Abraham,
Goody Temitope and Segun Seyi odusegun.

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