The Tutor General/Permanent Secretary of Education District III, Dr. Yinka Ayandele has applauded the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration’s intervention in the education sector, saying that the introduction of many innovations into the education sector has improved the standard of teaching and learning in the State.
Speaking during the District’s Annual Merit Award held at its headquarters, Dr. Ayandele lauded the State Government for swiftly rising to the challenge posed by COVID-19 in the sector by deploying new ways and means, through technology and human resources, to ensure that the pandemic had minimal effect on the State’s academic calendar such as the introduction of virtual learning platforms among others.
While noting that the various interventions have improved the performance of teachers as well as affected students in the District positively, Ayandele described the award recognitions presented to over 20 teachers within the District as one of the ways of appreciating the teachers’ sense of commitment and selflessness before, during and after the Statewide lockdown last year.
The TG/PS maintained that in spite of the pandemic, teachers in the District performed beyond expectations, attributing the feat to the priority attention given to technology and innovation in the Education sector by the State Government.
She also acknowledged the support and encouragement of All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools(ANCOPSS), Chairpersons and Executives of the State Chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), as well as Staff and Students of the District, in ensuring that policies on Education are fully implemented.
In his remark, the Chairman of All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, Lagos Island zone, Prince Biodun Iyun felicitated with the awardees, describing the awards as symbolic and motivational.
He charged them to continue to put in their best in carrying out their statutory responsibilities.
Mr. Quazim Yusuf Adegboyega of Epe Girls Senior High School emerged as the overall Best Teacher (Senior Category), while the overall Best Principal went to Mr. Olusegun Olawale Osinaike of Ogunmodede Senior College Epe.
An award was also presented to schools with 100% in 17 subjects in the last WASSCE and another special award for the Best school in beautification and cleanliness of their environment.