Eko Excel: Lagos State to Reward 20 Best Teachers with Vehicles

Written by Akeem Alao

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu, has disclosed the effort of his administration to reward pedagogic excellence among teachers in the state.

The Governor disclosed this on Saturday 25th January, 2020 during the formal launch and graduation ceremony of Eko Excel Pre-Service Professional Development and Technology Training Programme in Ikeja, Lagos.

“Twenty outstanding
teachers in public schools in Lagos State will be acknowledged and rewarded with a brand new vehicle each as part of efforts to motivate teachers in the state,” the governor said.

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 only in heaven.

“The teacher’s reward will not be when they retire alone, we want you to be examples of such reward. We will identify the best teachers in all the 20 LGAs 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,” he noted.

While reiterating the commitment of his administration to the revamp and promotion of quality education in the state, Sanwo-Olu stated that EKOEXCEL was designed to drive excellence in learning and redefine education to meet up with best global practices.

He also noted that his administration was committed to improving education, reviewing school curriculum and upgrading 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 added.


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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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