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10 Mar 2017

Lagos State Best Teacher Receives A Brand New Car As A Reward For His Hardwork

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has awarded the 2016 Merit Award Star Prize of a
brand new Cherry E5, 1.8litres automatic transmission car to Mr. Ajanaku Babatunde, a
staff of Ojota Senior Secondary School, who won the Best Teacher Award in the Secondary
School Category.

Speaking at the occasion, which witnessed 66 beneficiaries of various awards in different
categories, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule noted that the event
was organized “to reward hard work and motivate our staff and students to break new
grounds, enhance productivity and promote diligence and commitment to serve”.
She challenged the runners up in all the award categories to strive harder and remaincommitted to the pursuit of excellence.

In her words: “It is evident that any of you can win the star prize but be sure that others are
equally interested in the feat.

Thus, the competition will surely be keener in subsequent

Adebule frowned at admission racket and examination malpractices, stressing that the
collection of money from parents for admission
purposes is extortion and this government is totally averse to such vice and is determined to
eradicate it.

The Deputy Governor also warned against the involvement of teachers and students in
examination malpractices which she said is not acceptable to the government, adding that both
have consequences and therefore urged those engaging in both vices to retrace their steps to avoid being sanctioned.

Speaking earlier, the Secretary to the State
Government, Mr. Tunji Bello who was Chairman
of the occasion said the Merit award was
intended to inspire staff and students to put
their best into whatever they are doing, saying
“Inspiration brings out the best in all human
He, therefore, commended all the winners of
the various awards, while calling on others
teachers to redouble their efforts in order to
become winners in future.
In his welcome address, the Permanent
Secretary, Mr. Adesina Odeyemi noted that
apart from the star prize, other prizes given out
including Refrigerators, Power Generating
Plants, Grinding Machines, Washing Machines,
Desk Top Computers, Laptops, Tablets etc,
were carefully selected to have direct impacts
on the lives of the beneficiaries.
He expressed gratitude to the State government
for putting the event on the front burner and
making the ceremony a success in spite of the
economic recession as it shows the passion the
present Administration has for the growth of the

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