The Malaysia Teacher Prize

The Malaysia Teacher Prize is organized to appreciate, celebrate and highlight outstanding teachers in Malaysia. The Prize is the first of its kind in Malaysia to recognise teachers on a national scale and provide a platform to scale their best practices.

The Malaysia Teacher Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of


The Top 5 Finalists, except the Winner, will receive a cash prize of RM 5,000.
The Top 10 Finalists will receive professional development support through workshops from PEMIMPIN GSL.

Malaysia Teacher Prize Application Details

Applications are open to all Malaysian teachers who:

Teach students between the age of 5 to 18 using the Malaysian national syllabus
Teach at least 10 hours a week
Have at least 5 years of teaching experience
Plan to stay in the teaching profession for the next 5 years
Cheryl Ann Fernando

CEO of PEMIMPIN GSL and Co-founder of the Malaysia Teacher Prize

We hope that through the Malaysia Teacher Prize, we will be able to uncover great Malaysian teachers who are constantly doing their best every day to ensure students continue to get access to quality education.

Samuel Isaiah

Co-founder of the
Malaysia Teacher Prize

We believe that change happens when hearts and minds come together, and through our partnership with Varkey Foundation and the Global Teacher Prize, we seek to place Malaysian teachers in the limelight that they deserve.

Dato’ Kathleen Chew

Programme Director of YTL Foundation

Teachers are the architects of the nation, shaping the minds of tomorrow. We are proud to support the Malaysia Teacher Prize which not only celebrates their contributions but also acknowledges their pivotal roles within our society. By honouring and supporting teachers, we can create a more positive educational environment that benefits everyone.