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Royal Fidelity, now RF, has launched its annual teachers’ recognition programme, the National Distinguished Teachers’ Awards (NDTA) for this year, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT).

 Students and parents will once again be able to nominate a teacher to win monetary prizes along with the title, RF National Distinguished Teacher, 2020.

Nominators will automatically be entered to win part of $900 in weekly and grand prizes. Additionally, the school with the most nominators will also be awarded $2,000. There are a total of $20,000 in prizes being awarded.

“This year has been a challenging one for most and teachers are certainly no exception,” commented Rachael Allahar, RF Group Marketing Manager.

“There has been an outpouring of appreciation for what teachers do in the classroom as many parents had the impossible task of trying to juggle their child’s virtual schooling while also working and keeping a household. Everyone deserves recognition this year and as such we believe it’s important to offer prizes to teachers, students, parents and schools.”

A ‘Blue Ribbon Judging Panel’ comprising former educators will choose the 10 teachers who exemplify excellence. The teachers selected will be awarded a $1,500 cash prize. The public will then have a chance to vote for their favorite teacher via RF’s Facebook page.

The top teacher will be awarded People’s Choice Teacher 2020. Nominated teachers must be employed as full time teachers with a minimum of five years teaching experience as of November 1, 2020.

The awardees will be selected from both public and private schools across Barbados as follows: two Nursery School Teachers; three Primary School Teachers; two secondary school teachers; one Sixth Form teacher, one Special Needs teacher; and one Tertiary teacher from Barbados Community College, Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology or Erdiston Teachers’ Training College.

Nominations are open until November 30, 2020 and can be completed by clicking here.

melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb

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