Mr Erick Ademba, a teacher at Asumbi Girls High School, was on Wednesday among three African teachers to get Africa Union award for their outstanding performance.
Mr Ademba received a certificate and $10,000 (Sh1 million) at a ceremony held at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The others were Augusta Lartey-Young, from Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School in Ghana and Gladys K from Uganda.
The teachers were recognised for helping students achieve their long-term career goals, quality teaching and encouraging desirable behaviour in schools among others.
Speaking after getting the award, Mr Ademba, said the prize promotes the image of teaching on the African continent, while motivates African teachers to be innovative.
“The award will improve teaching image since teachers in Africa will feel recognized,” said Mr Ademba.