7 African teachers among top 50 finalists for $1 million Global Teacher Prize

December 21, 2017 at 06:30 am | Events

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

December 21, 2017 at 06:30 am | Events

The Global Teacher Prize finalists from Africa -- Photo Credit: The Global Teacher Prize

Seven teachers from Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa have been shortlisted for the 2018 Global Teacher Prize awarded annually to an exceptional teacher who has made an impact in the profession.

A $1 million-dollar prize is presented to the best teacher by the Varkey Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation set up to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children worldwide.

The African nominees for the fourth edition of the awards are Professor Sitsophe Anku (Ghana), Catherine Nakabugo (Uganda), Abdikadir Ismail (Kenya), Todo Anthony (Nigeria), Ayodele Odeogbola (Nigeria), Marjorie Brown (South Africa) and Wendy Horn (South Africa).

The winner will be chosen in March by the Global Teacher Prize Academy which includes head-teachers, educational experts, commentators, journalists, public officials, tech entrepreneurs, company directors and scientists from around the world.

Meet the shortlisted teachers from Africa below.

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