Ogun Screens Teachers, Schools For 2023 Presidential Excellence Award

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Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has conducted a screening exercise for teachers and schools of various categories in the State for the forthcoming 2023 Presidential Excellence Award.

Speaking in Abeokuta during the exercise, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye, said the intention was aimed at giving opportunities to stakeholders in public and private schools to contest, adding that successful participants would represent the State at the National Finals award based on five categories which include, Best Teacher (Public Primary, Junior and Senior Schools), Best School (Public Primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools).

Others are Best Administrator, (Public Primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools), Best Teacher, (Private Primary and Secondary Schools) and Best School, (Private Primary and Secondary Schools),

Represented by the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Mrs. Abosede Edun, Ogunleye said, “The award was part of the reform programme on the adoption of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO landmark recommendation on the Rights, Responsibilities, Remuneration and Overall Status of Professional Teachers”.

On his part, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), Comrade, Dr. Felix Agbesanwa applauded the Ministry for a free and fair exercise, saying it would serve as motivation to teachers to continue to put in their best in teaching professions.

Two of the participants, Messers Musiliu Aderibigbe and Temitope Olaoluwa from Ahmadiyya Comprehensive High School, Ogun Waterside and Akin Ogunlesi Model Secondary School, Ogijo, Sagamu Local Government Areas respectively, commended the Ministry for the credibility and transparency displayed during the screening exercise.

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