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Held under the
patronage of His Highness Sheikh “Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum”, UAE Vice
President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, the “Varkey GEMS Foundation”
(VGF) has announced that they will be launching a one million dollar prize
recognizing the world’s greatest teacher. The prize will be given to a teacher
chosen from among candidates nominated by individual nations around the world
and judged by an international jury. The nominations for the prize, which will
become the Nobel Prize of education starting from the UAE, will open at the
“Global Education and Skills Forum” in March which will be held in “Dubai”,
chaired by former US President “Bill Clinton”.
“Sunny Varkey”, founder of “Varkey GEMS Foundation”,
highly valued Sheikh “Mohammed bin Rashid’s” interest in science and education
locally and globally. He added that the aim of the prize is the promotion of
the image of teachers as stars which is in support of quality education, all
countries of the world will be invited to participate through national
nominations, and people are encourage to support their candidates and
illustrious teachers with the aim of creating an exciting cosmopolitan
atmosphere to choose the greatest teacher, thus achieving the aim of raising
the status of teachers in the world.
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