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You’re doing well, Ondo government commends teachers

The Ondo State Government has commended teachers in the state particularly school administrators who won various categories of national award in Abuja during the recently held World Teachers’Day celebration.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olufemi Agagu FNIVS, while receiving the National Award recipients of the 2023 World Teachers’Day in Akure, described them as the prides of the state and honour to the teaching profession.

At the event held in Abuja, the nation’s capital earlier in the year, three school Principals from Ondo State won various categories of award and were honoured with gifts and laurels.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olufemi Agagu while receiving the awardees in his office, congratulated them for making the state proud, saying their commitments to service did not go unnoticed.

He said Ondo State Government has made concerted efforts towards achieving aggressive reforms in the education sector through continuous renovation, rehabilitation and reconstruction of infrastructural facilities in schools, as well as providing favourable atmosphere for private schools to thrive.

While noting that the favourable educational policies of the state government, strategic management and effective supervision of schools contributed to the outstanding performances of the awardees, the Commissioner reiterated that government would continue to invest in the education sector to make it one of the most viable in the country.

Mr Agagu assured stakeholders in the education sector in the state that government would continue to provide the enabling environment for them to thrive in line with its policies and programmes to enable them give the best to their students.

The Commissioner noted that the awardees have done the state a great honour, and urged teachers and school administrators to put in more efforts and commitments so as to win more awards and laurels for the state in the future.

He said the names of national award recipients in the education sector in the state were being compiled and would be presented to the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, CON for more recognition and honour.

At the 2023 World Teachers’ Day held in Abuja, Imade College, Owo won the Best Public Secondary School of the Year Award in Nigeria, and was presented with a new 15 seater bus, the Principal, Oyemekun Grammar School, Mr. Ogunleye Okeowo won the Best Public School Administrator of the Year Award, while the Principal, Igoba High School, Akure, Dr Olobayo Toyin, won the best Maltina Teacher of the Year Award.

At the 2023 World Teachers’ Day held in Abuja, Imade College, Owo won the Best Public Secondary School of the Year Award in Nigeria, and was presented with a new 15 seater bus, the Principal, Oyemekun Grammar School, Mr. Ogunleye Okeowo won the Best Public School Administrator of the Year Award, while the Principal, Igoba High School, Akure, Dr Olobayo Toyin, won the best Maltina Teacher of the Year Award.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, also formally honoured the Principal of Saint Michael Catholic Secondary School, Akure, Mr. Oluyide Adeniyi, who was kitted in the school uniform while recieving the new entrants during a walk-in ceremony.

The awardees attributed their successes to the commitment of the Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s administration through infrastructural development, favourable educational polices and effective monitoring and supervision by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner also recognized some Secondary School students and a Primary School Pupil who won gold, silver and bronze at the 26th National Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JET) Competition held in Abuja earlier this month.

While congratulating the students for the feat, the Commissioner promised that the state government would continue invest in education in the state, and urged them to work harder to become great scientists in the future.

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