Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will today present new cars to 13 outstanding teachers in the state’s employ during the Teachers Merit Award.
This year, the selection process of winners was redesigned and handled by a committee comprising seasoned private-sector educator and chaired by Mrs. Lai Koiki of Greenspring School.
Speaking with the teachers during the retreat yesterday, Lagos State Education Commissioner Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo praised them for making it to the semi-final.
She said the government was pleased with them and that they would be recognised as ambassadors of the teaching profession.
Adefisayo said the government nominated a committee of professionals in the private sector to manage the screening to ensure merit.
She advised the teachers to ensure that they use the retreat to learn new skills that will enhance productivity and better service delivery in the profession.
Koiki underscored the role teachers play in the transformation of Lagos State, as they have to groom children for a better future.
She hailed the Lagos State Government for identifying the need to appreciate teachers and motivate them for better performances.