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8 best Gulf teachers to get Dh1 million prize


DUBAI – Eight of the best teachers in the Gulf will win Dh1 million each as part of the expanded Mohammed Bin Zayed Award for Best GCC Teacher.

The Ministry of Education on Sunday (November 24) announced that the annual award will now have a total prize fund of Dh8 million.

The participating countries will now also include Egypt and Jordan, apart from Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UAE.

The award, in its third year, aims to recognize local and expatriate teachers in the region for leadership, sustainable learning, excellence, innovation, positive citizenship and national loyalty.

Applications are now accepted through the website until March 2020. A total of 25 teachers from each country will be shortlisted for the award.

The final award ceremony will be held in October 2020.

Last year, an Emirati teacher who spend Dh300,000 of his own money to build science laboratories for his students won the award.

Dr Rashed Ali Hashem, a Physical Education teacher at Al Moatasem Public School for boys in Abu Dhabi, bested more than 1,000 contenders.

Winners will be receiving their prize over a five-year period, with a Dh200,000 payout every year. ICA/Expat Media


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