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Teachers have been invited to participate in an essay competition focused on solving the challenges that the era after COVID-19 poses.
This writing contest is organised by the Concerned Parents and Educators (CPE) Network, a social media group of over 160,000 members.
It said this was instituted as part of activities to mark its fifth year anniversary online.
The group, which has now been registered in Nigeria as a nonprofit organisation has membership are cutting across various strata of the education sector including parents and educators.
Interested teachers have until 20th June, 2020 to submit an essay not more than 1,500 words on “The Future of Education Post-Covid.”
The top three winners will get N100,000, N50,000 and N25,000 as prizes, while the fourth to seventh best essayists will be rewarded with books.
Founder of the group, Mrs. Yinka Ogunde said the competition was initiated to draw attention to the plight of teachers as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown of schools.
“CPE will be five on June 24, 2020 and one of the basic problems we have seen through this pandemic is the lack of teachers’ welfare. We are doing this with the hope that it will draw attention to the welfare of teachers. Imagine the number of teachers that are not getting paid during this lockdown and there is no hope of money coming in from anywhere.
“We are hoping the government will act and make the teaching profession more dignifying,” she said.