Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has honoured 13 outstanding teachers with car gifts at the Lagos State Teachers Merit Award 2020, held in Alausa area of the state.
While presenting the cars to the recipients on Tuesday, Governor Sanwo-Olu appreciated all teachers, saying never again would the rewards of teachers be in heaven.
The governor opined that if teachers have such exceptional qualities, pupils will not only excel in academics but will also exhibit innate sterling abilities in cognitive, psychomotor, affective and co-curricular areas of learning.
“Today, 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 cognisant 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. This is one of the key strategies for the actualisation of the Education and Technology Pillar of our development agenda. We cannot thank our teachers enough for the passion they bring to the job and for inculcating in our children the values they require to excel as global citizens.”
Governor Sanwo-Olu said the award was a genuine way to promote merit and encourage healthy competition amongst our teaching staff in Lagos.
He appealed to teachers to continue to uphold the ethics and standards of the profession, urging them not to relent in demonstrating uncommon sense of responsibility in discharging their duties.
“We will continue to prioritise investment in education by improving the capacity, competence and welfare of our teachers, bridging the teacher-pupil ratio in our schools, making the education sector more ICT-compliant, exposing our teachers to international best practices as well as ensuring that our schools are conducive for teaching and learning with quality and modern infrastructure,” Sanwo-Olu said.
At the event alongside the governor include Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat; Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Abosede Adelaja; amongst others.
This is coming a few days after Governor Sanwo-Olu presented a three-bedroom apartment to a veteran Nollywood actress, Lanre Hassan, popularly known as Iya Awero.