Academy celebrates teacher who made it to ‘Reality TV Show’
Passion and teaching methodology were the main features that distinguished a primary six teacher from Bridge International Academy, Ifako Ijaiye Lagos, MaryJane Ikeakaonwu, from her colleagues.
She is one of the 15 housemates in the ongoing first ever “Teachers reality TV show,” being aired on Silverbird Television.
The show, which is being hosted in Abuja, is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN).
According to the organisers, it is designed to recognise teachers’ effort and bring it to limelight, with a view to appreciating their role as nation builders.
Ikeakaonwu in a chat with The Guardian, said she came across the advert for the show on Instagram, after which she followed the application procedures and finally qualified.
“Asides professional qualification and registration with TRCN, which is one of the requirements, I wrote a 60-word essay on ‘what will you do differently given the opportunity to change Nigeria’s educational system.’ My essay was centred on using technology to promote education. Thereafter, I was shortlisted for the next stage. And from 179 candidates, the figure was further reduced to 15 through voting. I had 2,000 votes and was number 14 out of 15 candidates that scaled the hurdle.
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