Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, is in high spirits due to the deafts a school and two teachers from the state recorded at the 2021 presidential award for teachers in Abuja.
Bolade Junior Grammar School, Oshodi, Lagos, has emerged best Public Junior Secondary School in the Federation at the 2021 President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award (PTSEA).
According to a statement by Mr Ganiu Lawal, Director, Public Affairs Officer of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, the event was held on Tuesday at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
It noted that Mrs Obiwumi Salmot emerged second runner up as the Best Teacher, while Mr Odenike Rasheed clinched the fourth position in the best teacher in Public Senior Secondary School category.
The statement added that the awards were given to the teachers and the school for their exemplary performance in the education sector, while the school got a bus in addition to the award.
According Adefisayo, is delighted with the news and victory of the awards.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Adefisayo attributed the success of the school and the teachers to the significant transformation and huge investment of Gov. Babajide Olusola Sanw-Olu’s administration in the last two years.
“The Lagos State has recorded outstanding performances and won laurels in various competitions and award ceremonies at National and International levels in recent times.
“This is an evidence of the efforts and collective commitment of the state government in adding value to the education sector,” she said.
The commissioner commended Mrs Okelola Oludara, Tutor General/Permanent Secretary Education District VI, for her dedication in managing the affairs of schools under her districts, making the state proud as overall best Public School in the federation.
She lauded the efforts of the Principal, Mrs Lateefat Ojo, and the teachers, noting that they played major roles to the success of the school.
She also charged them not to rest on their oars as more work needed to be done to attain greater heights.