Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who can apply for the INSEA?
The INSEA is open to currently working teachers who teach children that are in compulsory schooling, or are between the ages of five and eighteen. The INSEA is open to Primary and Secondary school teachers in Lagos. For more information on who can apply for the INSEA please visit our judging criteria and terms and conditions pages:
Terms & Conditions
Does the award cater for both public and private schools?
The INSEA is for both public and private school teachers.
Do I have to be based in Lagos to participate?
You have to teach in Lagos to participate in the INSEA this year. The first iteration of the INSEA is for teachers in Lagos state only. However, subsequent iterations will be for all Nigerian teachers.
Can I nominate more than one person?
You can nominate more than one person.
Can a self nominee nominate others?
Is it possible to go back and edit my application?
How can I be sure you have received my entry?
How can I change my entry?
How do I get notification/s as a nominee or applicant?
I do not meet up to the requirements this time. Will I have an opportunity next year?
The INSEA is an annual event.
How would I know if I’ve qualified for the Top 10?
If you have been shortlisted into the top 10 finalists, you will receive an email from us notifying you. However, if you do not receive an email by the end of March, it unfortunately means you have not made it through to the top 10 finalists.
Can I apply in my native language?
Can I apply offline/send things in?
How many years of experience do you need?
Does the winner get the money all in one go?
When is the INSEA announced?
What is the selection process for the top 10 finalists?
Once applications are submitted, they will be read and scored by the INSEA sub committee who will select the top 50 finalists. The INSEA committee will then review the top 50 and select the top 10 finalists in each category (teacher and school leader). Then the INSEA Panel of Judges will then select the winner for each category through a face to face interview and please note, applicants will only be judged based on the information requested on their application forms and information collected by INSEA from their schools. No unsolicited materials posted or emailed to us will be looked at during the judging process.
Do I have to teach in a formal classroom?
The INSEA is open to currently working teachers (full-time or part-time) who teach children that are in compulsory schooling, or are between the ages of five and eighteen. For more information on who can apply for the INSEA, please visit our judging criteria and terms and conditions pages.
Who chooses the INSEA winners?
Will I be told if my application is unsuccessful?
If you do not get feedback by the second week of April, you have been unsuccessful in progressing through to the TOP 10 in your category.
How do you pick the Judges for your competition?
Our panel of judges are people of integrity who have diverse backgrounds and all believe that education is the key to societal development.
Members of our panel of Judges were selected based on their character and participation in using education as a tool for national development.