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Car rewards for 20 best teachers in Lagos

Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor, Lagos State (Centre) with EKOEXCEL Teachers

Isola Moses

Twenty outstanding teachers in public schools in Lagos State of Nigeria will be acknowledged and rewarded with brand new cars each as part of efforts at motivating teachers in the cosmopolitan state.

ConsumerConnect learnt Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said this Saturday, January 25, during the formal launch and graduation ceremony of EKOEXCEL teachers’ professional development and training programme in Ikeja, Lagos.

The governor, who promised that the selection process would be transparent, said there was nothing too big to motivate teachers with and that their reward should not be left to be got in heaven only.

“The teacher’s reward will not be when they retire alone; we want you to be examples of such reward.

“I am going to identify the best teachers in all the 20 LGAs (Local Government Areas) after going through a transparent process of selection.

“Then we are going to provide vehicles for each of those teachers who excel to motivate them,” Governor Sanwo-Olu said.

While reiterating the commitment of his administration to revamping and promoting  education in the state, the Governor opined that EKOEXCEL was designed to drive excellence in learning and redefine education to meet up with best global practices.

He added that his administration is poised to improve education, review school curriculum and upgrade infrastructure in the state.

“We will do more for the education sector. We are committed to not only improving the quality of our teachers, but we are also committed to ensuring that the environment where you teach is continuously improved upon through the establishment of the school rehabilitation committee and from which you will begin to see improvement in all of your schools’ environment,” he said.

The Lagos Chief Executive said that he would not relent in his administration’s commitment to equipping Lagos schools with the right infrastructure, initiating more capacity-building programmes for our teachers and head teachers across schools.”

Sanwo-Olu, who promised teachers free reading glasses after conducting a sight assessment, urged them to show genuine love and concern for their pupils.

“No child should be left behind,” he assured.

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