Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun on Monday rewarded the overall best teacher in the state, Mr. Odegbola Ayodele, with a two-bedroom bungalow in the state-owned Princes Court.
The governor also rewarded Mr. Adewale Abayomi, from Odua Comprehensive High School, Imoru, who was the best teacher in the Senior Secondary category with a cash prize of N2.5 million while Mrs. Mary Adeyemi from St. Paul’s School II, Sagamu who won the best Primary School teacher went home with a cash gift of N2 million.
Abiodun announced the prizes when the leadership of the state chapters of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) and All Nigerian Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) paid him a visit at his office to mark this year’s World Teachers Day.
The governor disclosed that the state government has formally instituted yearly best teachers’ awards to appreciate outstanding teachers in the state and those who have distinguished themselves in the course of carrying out their duties.
The best teacher awardee, Mr. Ayodele attributed his emergence as the overall best teacher in the state to hard work. He called on other teachers to be committed and remain steadfast in the discharge of their duties, “as there is always a pay day ahead for hard workers.”