Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said teachers just don’t help mould future leaders, but are also motivators whose words could change the lives of their students for better.
He stated this in Lagos as the Special Guest of Honour on the occasion to unveil this year’s winner of the Teacher of the Year.
Osinbajo said the importance of teachers could be seen in the vital role they play in the lives of students.
“A word from a teacher can make the difference in the live of a student. Most committed teachers derive pleasure in their pupils and students who do well in life. I have been a law teacher for over 40 years as I started early. And I know that teachers should be appreciated. I give kudos to Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Foundation for this thoughrful and impactful award,” he said.
Also speaking, the Chairman of NB Plc, Chief Kola Jamodu, described teachers as mentors and motivators that should be celebrated.
Meanwhile, Mr. Alaku Ayiwulu, a teacher at the Federal Government College,Jos, Plateau State, has emerged the 2022 Maltina Teacher of the Year award winner.
Musa Saidu of Borno State came second, while Ifeoma Stella of Enugu State placed third.
Ayiwulu won the coveted prize of N6. 5 million in the process.
No fewer than 1027 entries were received, out of which 823 were valid