The BBC Education Icon Award, presented by group of educational professionals in Nigeria that recognises individuals and organisations making extraordinary contributions to children and youths in the fields of education, literacy, and learning in partnership with Best Brain Contest—a registered educational organisation specialized in organising educational programmes for pupils, students, and young people with an interest in promoting education, learning, and literacy—will on Saturday, December 9, 2023, recognise and award ten (10) outstanding individuals and NGOs in Nigeria who have made remarkable contributions to eradicating poverty through education and skill acquisition.
The 10 outstanding individuals and NGOs set to receive awards were openly nominated and will be recognized based on their active contributions to eradicating educational illiteracy and promoting learning in Nigeria. The BBC Education Icon Award is organizing this event with the aim of fostering educational literacy and encouraging those who have made immense contributions to education in Nigeria.
The ten distinguished awardees for the 2023 BBC Education Icon Award are as follows:
- Hon. Frank Igbojindu (AKPOAZAA GROUP)
CEO, AKPOAZAA FOUNDATION
- Ichie (Ozo) Ignatius Aguowo (UGOGBUZUO NA NIBO)
CEO, IG AGUOWO HEALTH AND ACADEMIC FOUNDATION
- High Chief Chukwudi Stanley Obodoagwu (EZEUDO GBURUGBURU)
CEO, THE LIGHT GIVERS FOUNDATION
- Chief Nwakaire Innocent Chukwuma (MANJO)
CEO, MANJOTEC FOUNDATION
- Chief Oliver Chiloo Igbojindu (AMURUONYENEGO)
CEO, AMURUONYENEGO FOUNDATION
- Chief Obiora Martin Mmadubugwu (ORIEGO MOTORS)
CEO, ORIEGO FOUNDATION
- Chief Ndubuisi Ejiofor (FELA)
CEO, FELA EJIOFOR FOUNDATION
- Ichie Chibuzor Ubanede (ICHIE DIOKA)
CEO, ICHIE UBASINACHI FOUNDATION
- Mr. Ifunanya Baruch Nwangwu
CEO, NOLUN CHATTELS LTD
- Mr. Akachukwu Ibeh
CEO, AKAGOD FILMS LTD
These awardees have demonstrated unwavering dedication and generosity, leveraging their resources to empower the younger generation with education and essential skills. The BBC Education Icon Award for proudly salutes these exemplary individuals and organisations for their pivotal role in shaping a brighter and more educated future for Nigeria.