KENYAN AMONG THE TOP 10 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED BY HUGH JACKMAN

KENYAN AMONG THE TOP 10 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED BY HUGH JACKMAN

A Kenyan has been shortlisted for the Global Teacher Prize 2019 and has a tenth of a chance to win $1 million, the largest amount of its kind in the history of the awards. Peter Tabachi, a science teacher from Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village, gave away 80% of his income to the destitute and steered the school to victory in national science competitions.

While making the announcement, Hugh Jackman, the famed Hollywood actor, expressed his delight and highlighted that those shortlisted had been chosen from 10,000 applications that had been received from 179 countries. The annual Prize was established to recognize an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the noble profession.

The winner of the prize will be announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai on Sunday 24th March, 2019.

For more on the awards and the shortlisted candidates, check out https://www.globalteacherprize.org/finalists/2019-finalists/

“When I was a kid, there were lots of superheroes that I wanted to be. But I can tell you right now, from where I stand, with all my experience, the real superheroes are teachers — they’re the ones that change the world.

“My favourite uncle was a teacher, my sister is a teacher, my brother is a teacher, and I have always felt the most important job in the world is being a teacher.”

Hugh Kackman

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