The Okonofua Foundation Teacher Awards is an intervention to reposition Edo State as the preeminent state for the production and dissemination of knowledge in Nigeria. The award is one in a series of efforts to reposition the teacher as the centerpiece of all efforts to revitalize Nigerian social and economic institutions and to build the Nigeria of tomorrow. At the 2019 teacher awards, 63 high performing teachers will be recognized and 21 teachers will receive awards in each of 21 award categories. The selection committee comprising officials of the Edo State ministry of education, the State Universal Basic Education Board, the Post-Primary Education Board, and the Foundation selected all 63 teachers were selected from a competitive pool of highly accomplished and distinguished classroom teachers and school administrators.

Location: Frederick Hall, Gloria Garden & Event Centre, 14 Commercial Avenue off Ikpokpan Road, Near Police Officers Mess, GRA, Benin-City. Time: 2 PM.