Oyogist.com has learned that the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has awarded thirteen teachers and school administrators with a brand new car at the 2020 Teachers’ Merit Award organised by the ministry of education.
The awardees were part of the finalists Selected out for the grand prize by the screening committee led by the chairperson of Association of Private Educators in Nigeria, Lai Koiki.
According to Gov. Sanwo olu, the merit award was granted in fulfilment of his pledge to raise the bar of excellence in education.
“ I celebrate the remarkable teachers who leave no stone unturned in moulding 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 cognizant 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.” he said.
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