World Teachers’ Day: Gov Abiodun rewards teachers with cash, house 

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Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has rewarded best teachers in the state with cash prizes ranging from N1m to N2m.

The governor equally gifted a semi-detached bungalow to the best overall teacher for year 2020 in the state.

He, however, added that he had approved the immediate release of engagement letters to

5,000 successful candidates of the Ogun Teach Programme to relieve the workload of teachers in the state.

The governor also noted that he has approved the establishment of the Ogun State Education Intervention Fund to achieve improved funding for the educational sector of the state

Abiodun, who also announced the allocation of lands to the All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools and Association of Primary School for their secretariats, Headteachers of Nigeria for the construction of their secretariats in the state, disclosed this at the event organised to celebrate the 2021 World Teachers Day, held at the Obas Complex, Abeokuta.

He said his administration would continue to recognise and reward excellence in the teaching profession,

He described teachers as “holders of lamp” who illuminate the society and commended teachers under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Teachers and the Academic Staff Union of Secondary School for their role in shaping the future leaders.

“The benefit of education to a society is akin to what lamp does to a person groping in the dark. The holder of the lamp in this case is the teacher. And in the words of a Greek Philosopher, Plato (428 – 347 B.C.) No society develops beyond the capacity of its teachers”. The governor noted.

He said role of teachers in the provision of an efficient and effective educational system that not only prepares the products for the opportunities and challenges of the present day, but also equips them for a brighter future, can never be overemphasized.

Abiodun added that whatever educational system the state puts in place, it will go down to the teachers who actually interpret and manifest the vision at the classroom level, saying “therefore, the result of our educational system is simply a demonstration of the efficiency and effectiveness of our teachers”

The governor said the theme for the 2021 World Teachers’ Day,  ‘Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery’ is very apt and instructive, reiterating that his administration would continue to prioritise welfare of teachers.

 

 

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