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Inspirational Educator Awards

The Inspirational Educators Awards (INSEA) ARE aimed at elevating the teaching profession and motivating school teachers and head teachers to continue to strive for excellence in their profession.

The awardees emerge from a merit-based competition and are rewarded for their commitment and passion. Winners of these prestigious awards are selected based on pre-defined criteria.

The awards include the following categories:


This is an annual award aimed at honoring teachers dedicated to imparting life-long learning in their students.

This prestigious award recognizes, rewards, and promotes excellence in teaching and advocacy for the profession. A cash award of ₦1,000,000.00 will be given to a resourceful, caring and innovative teacher who has made an inspirational impact on his or her students and community.


The influence of a leader on the overall performance of a school can either make or mar it & that is why improving school leadership ranks high on the list of priorities for school reform. This prestigious award recognizes the importance school leaders have on our educational system.

A cash award of ₦2,000,000.00 will be given to a hard-working and sacrificial school leader.

A total sum of N13,200,000 has been awarded to 13 teachers from all over the country.

  1. Oluremi Tanimola emerged the winner of the first ever edition of the Inspirational School Leader of the year, in 2017, and was awarded a cash award of ₦2,000,000.00.
  2. Olufemi Faponmile won the school leader category with the sum of N2,000,000, with Mrs. Chioma Akin-Adekeye as the runner up, winning N500,000, in 2018.
  3. Akinbami Modupe Adebola & Ms. Charity Tony-Ubah were joined winners of the Head Teacher Category, winning N1,250,000 each with Mr. Tajudeen Ayofe Amusan as the runner up, winning N500,000, in 2019.
  1. Odueke Abiodun was the winner of the Inspirational Teacher of the year and was awarded with a cash award of ₦1,000,000.00 while Mr. Tolulope Odunsanya emerged first runner-up of the Inspirational Teacher of the year and was rewarded with a ₦500,000.00 cash award, in 2017.
  2. Kikelomo Usilo & Mr. Lekan Adeeko both came out on top for the school teacher category with the sum of N750,000 each, in 2018.
  3. Soji Megbowon & Mr. Lanre Abolaji Oguntoye emerged the winners of the School Teacher Category, winning N850,000 each and Mr. Olusegun Michael Adeniyi as the runner up, winning N500,000, in 2019.