The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has restated his promise to reward outstanding teachers with cars before the end of the year as the State joined others to celebrate the Year 2020 World Teachers’ Day. He made this known during the event organised to mark the Day at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Pavillion in Lagos on Monday, while commended the dedication, hard work and steadfastness of all teachers in public and private schools in the State.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, said “On the 5th of October each year, teachers are celebrated because they are valued and deeply appreciated for their commitment to the teaching profession. “I say to all our dedicated and hardworking teachers, we commend and appreciate your passion, zeal, cooperation and collective efforts towards the smooth running of our radio, television and online programmes for students across the State during the COVID-19 lock-down”, he added.
He reiterated the commitment of his administration to the welfare of teachers in training and re-training them, prompt payment of salaries and improved conducive environment for teaching and learning in schools through infrastructure renewal and modern technology. “The effectiveness of our teachers can be judged or measured by the performance of our students both in the internal and external examinations, national and international competitions in which the pupils/students have performed well”.
Sanwo-Olu, therefore, implored teachers to renew their commitment to hard work, place a premium on service delivery and inculcate the right morals in the young ones. Photo: Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu