Teacher Sam a top 10 finalist of Global Teacher Prize

Martin Vengadesan

Modified 28 Oct 2020, 5:46 am

Malaysian teacher Samuel Isaiah, who came to national attention for his work with Orang Asli communities, has been named among the Top 10 finalists of the Global Teacher Prize 2020.

The prize is a US$1 million (RM4.4 million) award given to an exceptional teacher who has made a monumental contribution to their profession.

Samuel, known to his students as Teacher Sam, first came to public attention after his role in turning around the academic performance of his Orang Asli students at SK Runchang, in Muadzam Shah, Pahang. As a result, he was given the Education Ministry...

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