Kenyan teacher narrowly misses out on Sh100 million best teacher prize

Kenya's most exceptional teacher?

Abdikadir Ismail had been among the short listed candidates. There were over 30, 000 nominations with applications from 173 countries.

Ismail teaches Swahili at Mwangaza Muslim Mixed Day School in Maralal, Samburu County.

Remarkable teacher

He was nominated for the prize which was established in 2015 to recognize a remarkable teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession, employs innovative classroom practices and encourage others to join the teaching profession.

According to Nairobi News the event is organised by the Varkey Foundation which is based in Dubai.

This is the fourth time it has handed out a best teacher prize.

Global ambassador

The winner walks away with one million dollars which is paid in instalments over a period of ten years and be asked to serve as a global ambassador for the Varkey Foundation.

2018's winner was UK based Andria Zafirakou who teaches arts and textiles in Alperton community school in Brent, north-west London.

The event was attended by environmentalist Al Gore, former British PM Tony Blair and four time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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