A Kenyan teacher, Mr Erick Ademba has been presented with the prestigious African Union Continental Teacher Award in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
He was given this award due to his outstanding performance which was described as a first of its kind.
Mr Ademba was also ranked as first runners up in Teacher of the Year (TOYA) competitions in Kenya in the year 2018.
He was nominated by the TSC alongside Damaris Mwende of Mbooni Boys to compete for the AU Continental Award as per the dictates governing the nomination process.
Ms Mwende was also the first runners up for ITOYA (ICT Teacher of the Year) 2018 awards.
The two nominees competed against 50 other nominated teachers from five regions in Africa.
Some of the mandatory documents included a record of their teaching philosophy and achievement since they joined the teaching profession.
After a rigorous process of combing through the documents, Mr Adamba emerged the best!
“THE HOME OF BEST TEACHERS”
TSC boss Dr Nancy Macharia has joined Kenyans in celebrating one of their own.
She confirmed that Kenya is the home of the best teachers.
Her assertion was partly based on the legendary win by another Kenyan teacher Peter Mokaya Tabichi who emerged the best global teacher.
She further added that the commission was very proud of the calibre of staff that was attending to the Kenyan children.
Dr Macharia promised that the TSC will do all it can to propel Mr Adamba’s professional development.
Mr Adamba’s Chemistry subject has been ranked among the top ten nationally for the past two years in the KCSE examinations.