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LASG rewards twelve teachers with new cars

Car prizewinners at the Lagos State Teachers Merit Award 2020

Twelve public school teachers in Lagos State have been rewarded with brand new cars for outstanding performance last year.

The awardees comprising nine primary and secondary school teachers, and three school administrators are: Mrs Ovinuyon Buhari of Gbagada Comprehensive Junior High School; Mr. Adesola Akindele of Lagos State Girls Junior Model College, Ikorodu; Salmot Obiwumi of Wahab Folawiyo Junior High School, Eti Osa; Mr. Temitope Gbadamosi of Immaculate Heart Comprehensive Junior High School, Kosofe; Rebecca Oyinloye of Amuwo Odofin Nursery and Primary School, and Mrs. Abosede Padonu-Daniel of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Eti Osa.

Others are Mr. Ekundayo Ajiborisade of Clementina Ajigbeda Memorial Girls Nursery and Primary School, Surulere; Mr. Joshua Olasehinde of State Universal Basic Education Board, Eti Osa; Mrs. Tawakalitu Akinleye of King Ado Senior High School, Lagos Island; Mr. Oluwaseun Balogun of Ilupeju Senior Grammar School, Mushin; Mr. Rasheed Odenike of Civil Service Senior Model College, Igbogbo, and Mr. Tolulope Odusanya of Abibat Mogaji Millennium Senior Secondary School, Agege.

They were selected out of twenty-three semi finalists in the annual Lagos State Teacher Merit Award

The merit award is an initiative of the current administration to reward teachers’ commitment and excellent service to boost delivery of quality education in the State.

The twenty-three semifinalists had emerged from over three thousand applicants screened by the Nomination Committee headed by a seasoned school administrator, Mrs Lai Koiki.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (middle) handing over a car key to Mrs. Ovinuyon Buhari during the Lagos State Teachers Merit Award 2020 at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, flanked by: Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat (left); Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo (third right); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja (second right) and Chairman, 2020 Annual Education Merit Award Nomination Committee, Mrs. Lai Kioki (right).

Felicitating the 12 winners during the award ceremony held at the sports ground within Lagos House Alausa, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said his administration would continue to prioritize investment in education and advised the award recipients not to rest on their oars.

I celebrate the remarkable teachers who leave no stone unturned in molding lives, building character and preparing our students for a productive future. In Lagos State, teaching is not a thankless job and this annual Teachers’ Merit Award is a proof that Lagos will always reward excellent, committed, and diligent teachers. We are cognizant of the essential role that teachers play in building a formidable society, which is why we are committed to rewarding exceptional teachers on a regular basis.
We will be monitoring you because you have become role models for your colleagues and our children.”

Earlier, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo said the awardees would be showcased as Education Ambassadors over the next one year and would be exposed to multiple opportunities to restore prestige to the teaching profession.

Responding on behalf of other Awardees, Mrs Ovinuyon Buhari of Gbagada Junior Secondary School thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu and his team for the initiative and for the efforts to raise the standard of Education in the state.

The remaining eleven semi finalists were given Phone Tablets and other Consolation prizes.

Omolara Omosanya

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