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Nominations open for $1m Global Teacher Prize

Winner will be announced in Dubai next March

Gulf News

Dubai: Nominations opened on Wednesday for the $1 million Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018.

Nominations can be made at and the closing date for applications is October 8.

Shaikha Al Shehi, the UAE teacher who was in the Top 50 shortlist for the prize this year, highlighted the importance of respecting teachers on Wednesday.

Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell won the prize this year in March.

The applicants for the Global Teacher Prize 2018 will be shortlisted down to a Top 50, expected to be announced in December, and then a final Top 10, expected to be announced in February 2018.

The prize will be awarded in Dubai next March.