Teachers Day: Ogun rewards Outstanding Teachers
A Secondary School teacher, Mr Ayodele Odeogbola has been presented with a two bedroom bulgalow for emerging as the overall best teacher in Ogun state.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun made the presentation at the Exco Chamber, Oke Mosan Abeokuta at a forum with the leadership of teachers unions in the the state in commemoration of this year’s world teacher’s day.
Governor Abiodun while addressing the teachers said the state’s annual best teacher prize awards for performing Teachers in primary, junior and senior secondary schools has been institutionalized.
Governor Abiodun who urged the teachers to be professional, innovative and dedicated in the discharge of their duties, gave the assurance that his administration would continue to reward outstanding performance to encourage and motivate teachers.
The Governor promised that his adminstration would continue to pay attention to issues and challenges affecting the welfare of teachers.
While urging the teachers to continue to ensure that children in their care were adequately nurtured physically, mentally and socially in preparation for future challenges, Governor Abiodun called on the teachers to inculcate positive attitudes in the children.
Earlier, the State Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT Mr Titilope Adebanjo and his counterpart in the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASUSS, Mr Akeem Lasisi had called for the establishment of the state education trust fund in a bid to address the challenges confronting teachers.
Mr Odeogbola from Abeokuta Grammar School who emerged overall best teacher in the state thanked the Governor for the award and called on other teachers to be committed and steadfast in the discharge of their duties.
The awardee from junior school category, Mr Adewale Abayomi of Oodua comprehensive high school Imoru and the primary school category winner, Mrs Mary Adeyemi of saint Paul school II Makun Sagamu were also rewarded with cash prizes of 2point 5 million and 2million naira respectively.