Ghanaian teacher up for one million-dollar cash

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A Ghanaian teacher, Sitsofe Enyonam Anku, is being considered for a global teacher prize that will see him compete for one million dollars.

He is among seven teachers selected from five African countries to part of the top 50 shortlisted for the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize 2018.

The seven are Ayodele Odeogbola Ogun, and Itodo Anthony, from Nigeria; Marjirie Brown and Wendy Horn from South Africa; Catherine Nakabugo from Uganda; Abdikadir Ismail from Kenya and Sitsofe Enyonam Anku from Ghana.

The winner will receive one million dollars, the largest prize of its kind.

The seven were selected from over 30,000 nominations and applications from 173 countries around the world, a Forbes report to the Ghana News Agency said.

It said the Global Teacher Prize was set up by the Varkey Foundation to recognise one exceptional teacher who has made outstanding contribution to the profession as well as to shine a spotlight on the important role teachers’ play in society.

“By unearthing thousands of stories of heroes that have transformed young people’s lives, the prize hopes to bring to life the exceptional work of millions of teachers all over the world,” the report said.


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