Nigerian Teacher Gives Scholarship To 2 Students After Participating In Reality Show

Nigerian Teacher Gives Scholarship To 2 Students After Participating In Reality Show

  • Nigerian teachers have continued to pledge to do their best by ensuring that no child is left out in the delivery of quality education in Nigeria
  • The teachers who made the pledge were part of the 20 contestants at the Naija Teachers Reality TV show organised by the Teachers' Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN)
  • A teacher since her exit from the reality TV show house has also awarded scholarships for students to write WASSCE and JAMB

After participating in the Teachers' Naija Reality Television show which took place in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, a Nigerian teacher, Oluwabukola Faremi, has given scholarships to two students in her school.

Faremi, who was part of the 20 contestants of the Teachers' Naija Reality TV show which took place between Monday, August 3 and Sunday, August 22, said while the show opened doors for her, she has also been moved to hand scholarships to two students.

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Speaking at the dinner in honour of the participants of the Teachers' Naija Reality TV Show Season 2, Faremi said two students were awarded scholarships to register for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Joint Admissions Matriculations Board (JAMB).

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Three Nigerian teachers were presented with awards of excellence. Photo: Nnenna Ibeh
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The dinner was organised by the Teachers' Registration Council of Nigeria in conjunction with ANUB media and attended by reporter.

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The contestant, a Kwara state-based teacher with over 10 years of experience in teaching obtained her NCE from the Kwara State College of Education, Oro and a B. Ed (Educational Management) from the University of Ilorin.

For another contestant, Obidinma Chinenye, the show as a platform has also opened doors for her while placing her on a high pedestal she least expected.

Chinenye said although she did not win the contest, participating in the show means a lot to her and has changed her life for the better.

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She said:

"Not winning hasn't been the most important especially for my family, friends, relatives and colleagues. In fact, nobody talks about my not winning but of all the good things I did while in the house."
"That's really worth it and it means a lot for me."

Ebosete Victoria, another contestant on the teachers' reality show said she was glad when she made it to the last day of the show.

She also noted that life after the show has been a process which she believes has a lot more to unveil for her.

According to Victoria, one of the tasks which were given to the contestants during the show; 'No Child Must Be Left Out', has also helped her to understand some of her students.

She said everything she learned from the show have come to play in her daily work activities.

Victoria said:

"Now, in my class, I have a child with slight disability. For a teacher who is not trained to handle children with special needs, it wasn;t easy at first. But the show helped me in handling this particular child and it's been a wonderful relationship between both of us since then."

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For Shadrack Amawo, who was also the last man standing at the show, it has been a whole lot of experience as people now address him as "the celebrity teacher".

Amawo said like Victoria, the No Child Must Be Left Out task has helped him with handling some of the slow learners in his class.

He also informed the attendees at the dinner that he has created a platform with which he monitors his students' performance in order to know what each child needs specifically.

Amawo said:

"For the two children who are slow learners in my class, what I did is that I brought them to my table so we sit and work togetehr and there has been a lot of improvement with them."

Also speaking at the event, the convener of the show, Enuagwuna Ubaka, said this second season of Teachers' Naija Reality TV Show is a testament that teachers' development and welfare is possible in Nigeria.

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Ubaka said with the show, his team hopes to get more teachers registered with the TRCN where they can be highly recognised and have access to greater opportunities.

He said:

"The teachers of the second season of the show has actually made us very very proud. We also promise not to betray the trust that has been bestowed on us by the TRCN."
"We hope to do more with the next season, and we encourage teachers to register with the TRCN because that is one of the criteria that qualifies them to apply for the show."

The winner of the show, Gloria Odutola; the first runner up, Mary Oduntola and the second runner up, Roseline Oyin-Adejiobi were all presented with awards of excellence at the dinner.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that three persons have emerged winners at the Naija Teachers' Reality TV Show which came to an end on Sunday, August 22.

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All the winners received cash gifts and various consolation prizes including a 2-bedroom flat for the overall winner of the show.

The winners would also be treated to an all-expenses trip to an exotic tourists' location within Nigeria.

How 20 Nigerian teachers battled for N4.5 million

Twenty different Nigerian Teachers are currently in an Abuja House to compete for a total of N4.5 million.

Three teachers were expected to go home with N2 million, N1.5 million and N1 million each at the end of the Naija Teachers' Reality TV Show.

The registrar of the Teachers Registration Council (TRCN) said the show is to improve the development of the teaching profession in Nigeria.


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