Amosun Gives Cash Awards To Best Teachers, Students1
The Ogun State Government today demonstrated its belief that teachers need not get to heaven before they are rewarded as the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun presented various cash awards to some teachers who emerged as winners at the “2012 Presidential Teachers and School Excellence Award” held in Abuja last year.
At the event, some secondary school students who did the State proud at various national academic competitions were equally rewarded.
Speaking at the ceremony, Senator Amosun represented by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Segun Odubela, said the cash reward was a fulfillment of an earlier pledge and appreciation of the giant strides of the awardees in order to motivate others to perform excellently.
The Governor reiterated that his administration would continue to take steps necessary to provide qualitative education, enhance teaching and learning through provision of facilities, while those who achieved academic excellence would always be rewarded.
“Our Government will continually provide all the impetus for all- round transformation of the education sector in the State to maintain our leading position, Ogun State shall remain the best” Governor Amosun submitted.
The awardees included Mr. Adeniji Olufemi, the overall Best School Administrator in Nigeria in the Secondary Schools category, Alhaji Nosiru Alli, winner of Junior Secondary category and Alhaji Musibau Ayinde Falade, the second Best School Head Teacher in the Primary School category in the country.
Others are Mr. Sobande Abidemi Olakunle who emerged as the second Best Teacher in the Junior Secondary category and Mrs. Sotonwa Tanimowo, the third Best Primary School Teacher in the country.
Also on the awardees list were Master Uwa Benjamin, winner of Cowbell Mathematics Competition and Miss Christianah Adeloye, the 2011 Best candidate in the West African Senior Secondary Examination in the country and 2nd best in West Africa and Omoniyi Ayodeji, the 2012 Best candidate in the West African Senior Secondary Examination.
Responding on behalf of other awardees, Mr. Adeniji Olufemi noted that the education sector in the State had been repositioned through the free and qualitative education policy of the government, saying an indication to this was the marked increase in students’ enrolment in public schools.
He also appreciated the Governor for the gesture, submitting that it would spur the awardees and others to perform better.