ANUB MEDIA Engages Teachers On Reality Show To Promote Teaching Values

The ANUB Media Ltd. showcased teachers from various states to promote the value and recognition of the teaching profession on the reality Naija show.

The Managing Director of the organisation, Mr Enuagwuna Ubaka, at the opening session of the 2022 Teachers Naija Show, said the aim of the programme was to improve the teachers’ value in society.

Ubaka said the theme of this year`s programme was `The Smart Teacher`,  adding that the organisation wanted to change the impression some people had that the profession was the poorest vocation.

According to him, the reality show is a platform developed by ANUB Media, to positively showcase teachers and promote the worth of the teaching profession in Nigeria.

“We decided to achieve this through competition activities by selecting some of the teachers from the 36 states, including the FCT, and engaging them in some intellectual exercise.

This is so that at the end of the exercise, we will reward the three best.

“The exercise will offer a massive positive exposure to the teachers, both national and international.

“The NANUB Media is committed to letting people know that teachers deserve respect and honour because they are people who train professionals and other experts, so they deserve to be rewarded.

“People normally say that teachers’ reward is in heaven but we are saying no to that statement.

“We want to change the impression; yes, teachers’ reward is both in heaven and on this earth just like other professions.

“We also want to highlight aspects of the teaching profession that are not commonly known as well as sensitising the society to the critical role of teachers in nation building,” he said.

Ubaka explained that the show had gone to first and second seasons, adding that the 2022 season would be the third season.

He said that the programme started in 2019 and could not hold in 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but resumed the second season in 2021.

He said that the show had made a huge impact on the lives of teachers, adding that the number of participants was increasing exceedingly.

“In the first season, we had 15 in-house mates which we selected from various states across the country.

“The teachers were in the house for 15 days and during the show, they participated in a lot of tasks.

“At the end of the exercise, we had the first winner getting N1.5 million, sponsored to Dubai trip and N500,000 for educational interventions to the school the person is teaching.

“The second person won one million naira and also money was provided to the school the person is teaching for educational intervention.”

The managing director said that 21 teachers were participating in the 2022 show, adding that the winner would be going home with N3 million cash and a lot of reimbursements.

He said that the support would come from different international organisations.

According to him, the second person will win N2 million naira cash and other benefits that will be added to it, while the third person will be going home with N1.5 million.

“Meanwhile, the 2021 season, the winner won N2 million cash, the second person won N1.5 million and the third person got one million naira cash as well,” he said.

Ubaka said that the organisation selected the teachers from various states in the country, adding that the criteria for the selection were that the person must be a Nigerian.

“The person must be from age 21 to 35 years and must be active in teaching and fluent in the English Language.

“The participant must have at least National Certificate in Education (NCE), Post Graduate Diploma in education or degree in education so that he or she will be professionally qualified,” he added.

He said that the organisation selected teachers from both private and public schools across the country.

He said that the organisation partnered with the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), as well as discussed with the school authorities involved to enable them to release the teachers selected.

Miss Dorcas Mbadugha, from KIIB School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, one of the participants, said she would try her best to win the competition.

She said that she had the passion for the teaching profession and must ensure that she achieved her target of being a professor in a university.

NAN

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