Plans are underway to create the Governor-Teachers’ School Excellence Award, with a view to creating healthy competition among teachers and reward excellent performance in Ogun State.
The State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun disclosed this in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, while receiving the awardees of the President-Teachers’ School Excellence Award recently in Abuja.
Expressing delight at the feat recorded by the teachers, the Governor promised to domesticate the award towards rewarding outstanding teachers in the State, with a cash reward to the winners, saying, diligent teachers should be duly rewarded.
“I want to introduce a challenge among teachers that will be known as the ‘Governor-Teachers School Excellence Award’. We are going to domesticate this, the reward that we will give to those that excel will be greater than what they got from the President-Teachers’ Award and we will expand it to accommodate more teachers. Today, you have made us proud, it is important we sustain it and one of the ways is to establish the Governors Excellence Award”, he said.
He assured of government’s continued support to teachers across the State, stressing that his administration would do all within its power to return the State to its pride of place in the education sector.
If out of 15 awards, we have won four, it means there are 11 to share among other 35 states; we have done well. I want to assure you that we will give you all the needed support to sustain all what you have achieved”, Governor Abiodun pledged.
He said the State government would give the ‘Best School Teacher’ (Private School Category), Mr. Adebiyi Temitayo, from Varsity Children Grammar School, Ijebu-Ode, N2m, Best Teacher Senior (Public), Mr. Adeeko Ademola, from Baptist Boys High School, Saje, Abeokuta, N1.5m, Best School Senior Secondary (Public), from Mayflower School, Ikenne, with N1m and the Best Administrator, Junior School (Public), from Aderenle High School, Ifo, with Five Hundred Thousand Naira.
Earlier in her remarks, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary, Secondary and Technical Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, noted that the feat recorded at the awards was an indication of better things to come in the education sector, calling on other teachers to put in their best in the task of imparting knowledge on the students.