- A Nigerian man won the Teacher of the Year award at a Chinese award ceremony.
- He teaches in Mandarin to pupils of Beijing 21st Century National Standard School.
- Before working as a teacher, he worked as a broadcaster for BBC Hausa.
Bello Galandanchi, a 35-year-old Nigerian-American, was named Teacher of the Year at Beijing 21st Century National Standard School in China.
Bello Galandanchi was born in the US to Nigerian parents. Before moving back to the United States to pursue his education, he spent his early years in Nigeria.
Bello graduated from Pennsylvania State University in the United States with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering.
He continued on to Zhejiang Normal University in China after receiving his degree.
Teacher of the Year in an Asian count
He graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the institution before returning to the same Zhejiang Normal University to earn his Doctor of Education Science degree.
Bello, who teaches Mandarin to elementary school pupils in China’s Beijing 21st Century National Standard School, was named the Best Foreign Teacher of 2023.
He announced on Twitter that he had won the Teacher of the Year honour and promised to keep giving his all to his pupils and coworkers.
”I’ve received “2022-2023 Best Foreign Teacher award at our school. Thank you all for your kind support and I will keep giving my kids and you guys all I have in the best possible way,” he tweeted.
Before deciding to become a teacher, Bello worked as a multimedia broadcast journalist for the Voice of America and BBC Hausa.
Nigerian lady bags degree at Canada university with perfect CGPA, wins $18,000 scholarship award
Meanwhile, a brilliant Nigerian lady named Oluwabunmi Amosun has bagged a master’s degree with a 100% grade at McGill University, Canada.
She was awarded 18,000 dollars for her remarkable performance.
Oluwabunmi bagged her master’s in Education and Society with a perfect 4.00 over 4.00 grade point. She was enrolled in the university as a beneficiary of the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship.