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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Kenya's Peter Tabichi crowned world's best teacher

Mr Peter Tabichi. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA
By ERIC MATARA
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A Kenyan science teacher has been crowned the best in the world after winning the 2019 Global Teacher Prize.
Mr Peter Tabichi, a teacher at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village in Nakuru, won the $1m prize on Sunday.
“It is unbelievable. I owe it all to God. I am very grateful to the almighty God,’’ these were the words of the 36-year-old Egerton University graduate when he spoke to the Nation on phone.
Mr Tabichi has been a teacher for 12 years.
FINALISTS
Finalists were selected from over 10,000 nominees and applications from 179 countries around the world.
Other finalists were Andrew Moffat from Parkfield Community Schoo l(United Kingdom), Ms Daisy Mertens, an all-subjects teacher (Netherlands), D├ębora Garofalo a Technologies for Learning teacher from Brazil,  Hidekazu Shoto, an English language and ICT teacher at Ritsumeikan Primary School in Japan,  Martin Salvetti, Head of Automative Studies and Adult Professional Training from Argentina, Melissa Salguero, a music teacher also from United States,  Swaroop Rawal, a life skills teacher at Lavad Primary School in Gujarat, India,  Vladimer Apkhazava, a civic education teacher at Chibati Public School in Georgia.​
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