For the second time, Ogun State has won the annual President’s Teaching and School Excellence Award for primary, secondary, student and administrators categories across the country.
The state won nine out of the 28 prizes at the event held at the Conference Room, Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja.
Also, representatives of the state; Mrs. Sosanwo Folashade of Ijebu-Igbo Girls Grammar School won Best Secondary School Administrator, Best Teacher in junior school went to Mrs. Akintade Ilawo while Best Teacher primary school category was won by Olayemi Abiodun Olatunji.
Supervising Minister of Education, Nyeson Wike in his address said the award organised by his ministry was meant to reward hard work and excellence among major stakeholders in the education sector emphasising that “gone were the days when teachers’ rewards was in heaven”.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Macjohn Nwaobiala, the minister charged both teachers and school heads to be more dedicated to their duties, urging recipients to see the award as a challenge to put in more efforts in their callings.
Meanwhile, principals of public secondary schools in the state have been urged to support government’s effort at improving the quality of education among students.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Segun Odubela gave the advice while monitoring the on-going unified examinations for public secondary schools in Ijebu-North Local Government Area of the state.
Expressing dissatisfaction at the absence of both the principal and his deputy in a particular school while students are writing examination, the commissioner stated that such attitude left much to be desired and could give room for examination malpractices and other unwholesome activities among students in the examination hall.
Source: Daily Independent