Governor Amosun Bags Best Teacher-Friendly Governor Award0
In recognition of administration’s efforts towards the educational development and teachers’ welfare in Ogun State, the State Teaching Service Commission has awarded the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle the award of the”Best Teacher-Friendly Governor”.
The Governor was awarded at the maiden edition of the Award/Gala Night of the Commission held at the June 12 Cultural Center, Kuto, Abeokuta in appreciation of his strides in the sector and to serve as morale booster as well as enhance productivity of teachers.
Presenting the award, the Commission’s Chairman, Ms. Olubukonla Onabanjo, commended Governor Amosun for approving the promotion of 4,941 teachers and capacity building training workshop for school administrators and teachers as well as appointing two new Principals-General in the outgoing year. She disclosed that
In spite of the lean purse of the Government, Governor Amosun approved 7% as Teachers Peculiar Allowance with a promise of an upward review when the finances of the State improves, pointing out that salaries and allowances were also paid promptly and regularly. The approval of 2009- August 2012 burial expenses for families of the deceased members of the teaching service commission was also given by His Excellency this year
Receiving the award Governor Amosun commended the organizers for the idea of appreciating different players in the education industry, calling on all recipients of the various awards and other stakeholders to redouble their efforts at ensuring the success of the qualitative education programme for the people.
According to the Governor, the provision of qualitative and affordable education remained the flagship of his administration, which made sector had the lion share in the budget, adding that an educated citizen remained an asset in nation building.
“Education is a capital investment. It is not a money making venture, but a social responsibility of the government. Our commitment was also brought to the fore recently as we increased students bursary from N1,500 to N10,000”, he added
The State helmsman re-affirmed the commitment of his administration to paying teachers salaries and allowances as at when due and called for their continued collaboration with government in restoring the old glory of education in the State.
Other awards presented were Over-all Best Principal, Best Principal Senior and Junior Categories, Best Teacher, Senior and Junior Categories, School with the Best Result, non-teaching staff from the four zonal educational divisions of the state including, Egba, Ijebu, Yewa, Remo also received awards respectively.