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Nigerian schools to contest for $250k prize

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By Okunloye Abiodun

The World's Best School award is open to all registered teaching schools.

The competition for the World’s Best School in 2023 is now accepting applications from Nigerian schools for a shot at winning a $250,000 prize. One of the most prestigious education prizes in the world, the World’s Best School Prizes, was established by T4 Education in partnership with Accenture and American Express. These prizes recognize schools for their essential role in the formation of the next generation of society’s leaders as well as for their contribution to the advancement of society.

All schools that are officially registered with their various Ministry of Education and government regulatory authorities can participate in this competition, according to the organizers. This includes early childhood centers, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, as well as online schools. Vikas Pota, the founder of T4 Education and the World’s Best School Prizes, urged governments to take immediate action to combat the worldwide education crisis and to make sure that access to quality education is a human right rather than a luxury good.

The event will bring lasting changes to the education sector.

According to Pota, the most effective way to get started is to conduct research with local schools to determine what approaches are successful. He added that they started the World’s Best School Prizes to start the types of discussions that ultimately led to lasting change. Pota believes that conversations between educators, in which they can learn from one another’s vital solutions, and conversations in the halls and corridors of power, in which leaders must sit up and listen to those who are on the front, are both necessary. Pota extended an invitation to all of the most prestigious schools in Nigeria to submit their applications and take part in the competition.

In order to create the systemic change required in education, the World’s Best School Prizes, in Pota’s opinion, were established as a grassroots initiative. He affirmed that the Prizes would provide inspirational schools with a global platform ability to share their best practices and assist others in replicating the innovative ideas that the schools have developed. The five categories for which schools can compete for the World’s Best School Prize are community collaboration, environmental action, innovation, overcoming Adversity, and supporting healthy lives.

Five prizes are available for schools to compete for.

During the award’s inaugural year, the Best Intellectuals Model School, which is located in Nigeria, was selected to be one of the top 10 schools on the shortlist for the World’s Best School Prize for Overcoming Adversity. However, five prizes are available for schools to compete for, including the World’s Best School Prize for Community Collaboration, the World’s Best School Prize for Environmental Action, the World’s Best School Prize for Innovation, and the World’s Best School Prize for Overcoming Adversity.

Therefore, the top 10 finalists for each award are anticipated to be revealed in June 2023, with the top three finalists being revealed in September. A judging academy made up of eminent leaders from around the world, including academics, educators, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, government, civil society, and the private sector, will select the winner of each prize based on strict criteria. Each of the five prize winners will receive an award of $50,000 and a prize totaling $250,000, which will be distributed equally among them after the winners are announced in October 2023.

The UN also aims to ensure quality education for all by 2030 with SDG4.

Moreover, the UN has already warned that the world could fail to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 by 2030, which aims to make sure that people get a quality education, “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” and an Agenda of “a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity”, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, with this new initiative by World’s Best School awards targeting the education sector, this could be a step further towards achieving the SDG 4 aim.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

Despite our educational sectors having its own issues I trust our students they never disappoint in competition they willgoout and come out tops those prices are ours for keep.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

This is a good idea because this will give opportunity for students to have international exposure and to meet different students from different background.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

This is a good initiative. Nigeria schools should also apply and get to know the criteria. So we can have our schools to also be international standard.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

It will really be a great honour for the country if any Nigerian school can win the contest prize. For these, schools with adequate capacity to contest should be encourage to do so.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

Institutions of higher learning are being honored for their vital role in shaping future leaders and their contributions to society’s progress.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

This competition is open to any and all schools so long as they are officially registered with the relevant Ministry of Education and government regulatory authorities in their respective countries.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

The governments of the world need to move quickly to solve the education crisis and make sure that everyone has the chance to get a good education, not just the privileged few.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

This is a very nice competition to show talent and see how standard school is so any school can registered Nigeria school as to participate also to make our school know international

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

Interactions in the halls of power, where leaders must pay attention to people at the front, and conversations between educators, where they can learn from one another’s critical ideas, are both necessary.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

Efforts should be made to provide inclusive and equitable quality education and encourage lifelong learning opportunities for all, with the end goal of providing people with a good education.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

We may have problems in the classroom, but I have faith that our students will rise to the challenge and win the day in the marketplace.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

Both the competition and the requirement that top-level officials pay attention to those in the fore are important, and the organizers should have extended an invitation to all of the best universities in Nigeria.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

The World’s Best School award is open to all registered teaching schools. Our students we always make us proud when it comes to competition

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

This would be nice. It’d would foster academic enhancement in schools. Systemic change is required in the educational sector.
We look forward to it. May the best school win.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

Governments around the world must act swiftly to end the education crisis and guarantee that all citizens, not just the wealthy few, have access to a quality education.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

The effort is commendable. Schools in Nigeria should apply after learning the requirements. So that we can have schools that measure up to global benchmarks.

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

To deliver a decent education, inclusive and equitable quality education and lifetime learning should be encouraged.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

The Prizes would give commendable schools a platform on which to showcase their best practices and help others replicate the creative concepts they have developed. The World’s Best School Prizes is required in order to bring about the systemic transformation necessary in education.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

Schools in Nigeria should apply after learning the requirements, this will give opportunity for students to have international exposure and to meet different students from different background.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

The World’s Best School award which is open to all registered teaching schools including Nigeria for the contest for $250000 will encourage most Nigerian that can an achiever too.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

It will a great joy for Nigerians to see such opportunity open to them. The contest for $250000 for world best school award that is open to all teaching schools to register will keep schools on their toes and force the government to add value our educational sector.