Nigerian teacher identified as Olasunkanmi Opeifa, has emerged as top 10 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2020.
The US$1 million award was established by the Varkey Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
Confirming and announcing this, Stephen Fry, English Comedian stated that:
“Today I am delighted to announce that Olasunkanmi Opeifa from Nigeria is a top ten finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2020.
“Olasunkanmi, you have inspired your students by using edutainment- fun-based learning to teach English language concepts, with essay writing linked to popular dance steps, and phonology and grammar demonstrated by rapping and hip-hop songs.
“You also published a book on learning English in order to reach more students beyond your community, and introduced free weekend tutorials in order to cover the syllabus with them. With this approach, examination results have vastly improved and many of your students now meet the benchmark for admission to university. Congratulations Olasunkanmi and thank you for everything you do.”