‘Nobel in teaching’ announced

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 17 March 2014, at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, the world’s biggest teaching award, dubbed the ‘Nobel prize for teaching’, was introduced.

In November this year, one expert educator on the planet will be awarded the sum of US$1 million. The award is funded by billionaire education entrepreneur and philanthropist Sunny Varkey, and applications are now open at www.globalteacherprize.com.

Varkey founded the Global Education Management System (GEMS), the largest network of private for-profit schools in the world, with 132 schools and 142 000 students across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, China and India. Its foundation is headed by former US president Bill Clinton.

The forum was intended to increased philanthropic contributions to global education. Said Clinton in his keynote address: “Every dollar invested in education returns US$53 to employers through a better qualified, more productive workforce.”

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