It is not an exaggeration to say that a great teacher can change a student’s life. As one of the most influential role models for students during their developing years, teachers play a key-role in providing students with academic enrichment.

Since its launch in 2015, the 1BestariNet Teacher Awards (1BNTA) has celebrated and recognised pioneer educators all across Malaysia who have implemented 21st Century teaching and learning, and adopted technology in their classrooms. This national-level award is organised by FrogAsia in support of the Ministry of Education. The winner selection process is done through two stages - a voting stage where members of the public vote online, and a jurying stage which assessed reports and presentations by the finalists.

This year, in conjunction with National Teacher’s Day, the Minister of Education, YP’ Dato’ Seri Mahdzir bin Khalid, presented awards to winners of 1BNTA 2017 at the annual  Festival Hari Guru 2017.  This year’s awards include two special categories for Inspirational Teacher as the candidate with the highest number of votes and a Special Appreciation Award. Winners walked away with a 1BestariNet Teacher Awards trophy, a Chromebook, IT gadgets, and tickets to Petrosains!