Three Lagos teachers, one school win President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award

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Lagos State Commissioner for Education during the parade to commemorate the World Teachers' Day in Lagos on 5th October, 2019
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Three teachers in Lagos State and a school have won the 2019 President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award (PTSEA).

Iyabo Elusaki, Bababo Ikuseyidunmi and Oluwasegun Adeniyi of Approved Private School and the Government Junior College, Epe held at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

These awards were given to the teachers and the School for their exemplary performance in the Education Sector.

While addressing teachers during the 2019 World Teachers’ Day Celebration at the Sports’ Complex, University of Lagos, the Commissioner, Ministry of Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo disclosed that this feat has come as a reciprocation of the State Government’s priority attention to the Education Sector.

“As a State, in spite of any odd, we have the dexterity and professionals to attain greater heights in delivering quality education to our future leaders,” she said.

She commended and appreciates their passion, cooperation and dedication to their jobs as well as commitment to the growth of the Sector.

In her address, the Commissioner noted that “No society can achieve meaningful development in delivering quality education without placing premium value on its teachers.”

“I must confess that only Almighty God can reward your efforts and pray that your labour will not be in vain. Considering your roles, contributions and importance, our teachers must receive and enjoy the rewards for their labour first here on earth and then later in Heaven.”

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The Commissioner assured teachers that the profession would be made more attractive by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who has promised to increase budgetary allocation to education, deploy technology driven template to drive the Sector, employ more teachers, upscale regular training of teachers, as well as create a conducive teaching and learning environment.

Earlier in her address, the Commissioner exalted the Executive members of the Lagos State branch of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) for ensuring proper cohesion, solidarity and welfare of teachers in the State.

EduCeleb.com reports that the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) set aside every 5th October as World Teachers Day to celebrate the invaluable contributions and roles of teachers in their efforts at providing quality education to our future leaders.

She also noted that the appropriateness of this year’s theme- “Young Teachers, the Future of the Profession” to the need to take a critical look at the teaching profession from yesterday, today and tomorrow’s perspectives.

“This is for the purpose of repositioning it for optimal performance in this present age that global attention is being shifted from resource – based economy to knowledge-based-economy which is inherent in every man”.

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Dignitaries present at the epoch making event were the Permanent Secretaries/Tutor Generals of the Six Education Districts, Chairman, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Mrs Taiwo Oyemade, Chairman SUBEB, Mr Wahab Alawiye King represented by Mrs Bunmi Oteju, Chairman Teaching Service Commission, Mrs Olabisi Ariyo, Director, Education Quality Assurance Mrs Bisola Seriki Ayeni, Chairman Nigeria Union of Teachers, Adedoyin Adesina among other stakeholders in the education sector.

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