Kenyan Teacher scoops AU Continental Teacher Prize of the Year

Kenyan teachers have stood out and scooped top prizes around the world and the latest and indeed another Kenyan teacher has won the AU Continental Teacher prize.
Othaya Girls’ secondary school Chief Principal Jane Kimiti is the AU Continental Teacher Prize winner for 2020. She was first declared Principal Of the year Award (POYA) winner in 2019 in Mombasa by TSC.
The AU Teacher Prize was started as a means for demonstrating respect for teachers and the teaching profession, by encouraging and celebrating the committed teachers in Africa.
The winners of the AU Continental Teacher Prize are usually identified through Nomination at local and international levels. Eligible nominating agencies include certified government, non-government, private sector, community based organisations and institutions. The staged selection process involves public officials, teachers, academics, journalists, entrepreneurs, company directors, scientists and entertainment industry figures in Africa.
The prize is usually awarded to top five extraordinary male and female innovative and caring teachers who have made inspirational impact on their students and the community.
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The selection process is usually  managed by the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology. A selection committee, appointed by the Chairperson of the African union Commission, reviews applications and propose a graded shortlist of twenty candidates. The final top five candidates are decided by the AUC Chairperson.
Othaya Girls’ secondary school Chief Principal Jane Kimiti now follows in the footsteps of other Kenyan teachers who have won several awards.
In March 2019 Peter Tabichi a Kenyan secondary school teacher won the Global Prize of the best teacher of the year.