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Former LASU Student Shortlisted Amongst 50 Finalists for 2020 Global Teacher Prize

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Former LASU Student Shortlisted Amongst 50 Finalists for 2020 Global Teacher Prize

An alumnus of Lagos State University, (LASU), Mr Olasunkanmi Opeifa, who teaches English at the Government Day Secondary School, Karu, Abuja, has been shortlisted as one of the 50 finalists for this year’s Global Teacher Prize.

Olasunkanmi Opeifa

The annual award instituted in 2014 by a UK- based Varkey Foundation to recognise and celebrate the outstanding impact that teachers make around the world – not only on their students but on the communities around them- worths US$1 million (about N367m).

Mr Opeifa, 34, is not new to such nomination, in 2018, he won the Maltina-Teacher of the Year Award instituted by Nigeria Breweries Plc for Nigerian teachers.

By that award, which made him the best teacher in Nigeria that year, he won, for himself, a total of N6.5 million (N1.5 million as a national and state champion and N5 million spread equally for next five years), as well as a block of six classrooms for his school, among other benefits.

Opeifa is only Nigerian and one of the five from Africa who made the list of top 50 finalists’ from among thousands of teachers who competed for the Global Teacher Prize this year.

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