African teacher declared winner of Global Teacher Prize for 2019 award; tells his story

African teacher declared winner of Global Teacher Prize for 2019 award; tells his story

- A Kenyan teacher, Peter Tabichi, has been named as the winner of the Global Teacher Prize of 2019

- Tabichi has been teaching Mathematics and Physics for 12 years at the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School

- He disclosed that he noticed some students had little interest in the sciences and he decided to assist them

YEN.com.gh has a video of a Kenyan teacher named Peter Mokaya Tabichi who has been awarded the winner of the Global Teacher Prize of 2019.

Tabichi teaches Mathematics and Physics at the Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School.

According to him, he has been in the classroom for 12 years and enjoys his job because it gives him the opportunity to mentor young people.

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Per a report by BBC News Africa, Tabichi added that most of his students are initially scared of studying the science courses but he usually encourages them to like the courses.

Social media users took the opportunity to share in his joy:

Ngunjiri wrote Tabichi epitomizes selflessness, dedication and humility.

Appiah added he is an inspiration to students.

Habib also said Tabichi is an outstanding fellow.

Ngongola also said Tabichi is indeed a great teacher.

In other news, a photo of the late Nelson Mandela in Ghana in the year 1991, has surfaced online.

In the photo, Mandela is seen riding in an open-top 4x4 vehicle with former president Jerry John Rawlings, who was then the chairman of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).

The former South African president wore a short-sleeved white shirt as he responded to greetings and cheers from Ghanaians.

Rawlings appeared in full military attire and had a smile on his face as he stood beside Mandela.

Mandela visited Ghana in a bid to get the country’s support with respect to sanctions to be meted out against the apartheid regime.

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