Governor Sanwo-Olu Presents Cars To 13 Outstanding Teachers
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, presented brand new cars to 13 outstanding teachers in the state.
The governor made the presentation at the Lagos State Teachers Merit Award 2020, held in the Alausa area of the state.
Sanwo-Olu, while appreciating all teachers in the state, said never again would the rewards of teachers be in heaven.
At the event alongside the governor include Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat; Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Abosede Adelaja; amongst others.
Sanwo-Olu, while presenting the cars to the recipients, said his government was cognisant of the essential role of teachers in building a prosperous society, stressing that the reward would be made regular to inspire hard work and excellence.
He said, “Today, I celebrate the remarkable teachers who leave no stone unturned in molding lives, building character and preparing our students for a productive future. In Lagos State, teaching is not a thankless job and this annual Teachers’ Merit Award is a proof that Lagos will always reward excellent, committed, and diligent teachers.
“We are cognisant of the essential role that teachers play in building a formidable society, which is why we are committed to rewarding exceptional teachers on a regular basis. This is one of the key strategies for the actualisation of the Education and Technology Pillar of our development agenda. We cannot thank our teachers enough for the passion they bring to the job and for inculcating in our children the values they require to excel as global citizens.”
Sanwo-Olu said the award was a genuine way to promote merit and encourage healthy competition amongst our teaching staff in Lagos. He appealed to teachers to continue to uphold the ethics and standards of the profession, urging them not to relent in demonstrating uncommon sense of responsibility in discharging their duties.
“We will continue to prioritise investment in education by improving the capacity, competence and welfare of our teachers, bridging the teacher-pupil ratio in our schools, making the education sector more ICT-compliant, exposing our teachers to international best practices as well as ensuring that our schools are conducive for teaching and learning with quality and modern infrastructure,” Sanwo-Olu said.