Organisation plans awards for Osinbajo, Dangote, Elumelu, others
According to its Chief Executive Officer, Dingba Peter, at a press briefing on the event holding on October 5 this year in Lagos, teachers had been abandoned over the years despite the sacrificial services they give to the society, only to be left with the solace that “the reward of a teacher is in heaven.” A dictum, the organisation rejected.
He said 200 longest serving public teachers drawn from across the federation will be rewarded with a cash prize of N100,000 each alongside other gift items.
His words: “On October 5, 2018, Mind Smith will reconnect 1000 professionals from different fields with the teachers who made profound impact in their individual lives so that the professionals can look at their teachers and tell them thank you!
“We look forward to seeing the likes of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; Aliko Dangote; Femi Otedola; Mike Adenuga; Tony Elumelu; and others to come celebrate their teachers.
“Imagine the emotions that come with reconnecting with that special teacher whom you lost contact with 20 to 30 years ago! It is the Legacy awards 2018.
“The Awards seek to recognise and celebrate those teachers who went through the laborious process of teaching. Those former-students-turned-professionals will return to reward those special teachers on October 5 this year, being World Teachers’ Day.
“Mind Smith has taken the arduous responsibility of locating and fetching those teachers from all parts of the federation.
Professionals fill the search form, identifying and giving details of their favourite teachers (as much as they remember) and the firm will deploy personnel to locate the identified teachers across the entire country and bring them to the Legacy Awards.