The Lagos State Education District IV, Sabo Yaba, on Wednesday, rewarded staff and students at the District’s 15th Merit Award ceremony held at Sanya Senior Grammar School Hall, Surulere.
Speaking at the event with the theme “Resilient Achievers in the face of Daunting Challenges”, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, stated that the Y2020 award ceremony was organised by the District to recognise staff and students for their efforts and dedication in delivering quality service to the people of the State.
The Commissioner, represented by Mrs. Olusola Somoye, Director, Child Guidance and School Counselling, Special Education Unit, Ministry of Education, congratulated the awardees for their good work, stressing that the reward for hard work is more work and they need to strive harder for efficient service delivery to the district.
Noting that the reward is also a form of motivation to do more, Adefisayo commended the efforts of the teachers as drivers of education in the State as well as the parents for their efforts in parenting brilliant students, who have made the district proud and urged them to partner with the State government to inculcate family values and morals in their children as they are the leaders of tomorrow.
Her words: “I must implore the students to listen to their parents and be hardworking to earn more recognition in future. The awardees must also redouble their efforts as excellence knows no bounds. For those who did not win an award, they need to work harder for future acknowledgement”.
Earlier, the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary (TG/PS) Education District IV, Mr. Charles Adeboye Olajide said the annual programme has been set aside to encourage staff for their excellent performance and serve as a clarion call for those behind to sit up and do better in the future.
“The characteristics for selection of schools were based on performances in WAEC, NECO and the overall best. We also looked at staff punctuality to school, their impact on students and the school in general”, he said.
According to Olajide, “This year, we made remarkable progress by presenting 59 awards to different categories of staff and students of the district. We also used the award to recognise them and to remind the beneficiaries to improve their efforts and contributions towards sustaining service delivery in the education sector”.
Highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of an award to the TG/PS Education District IV, Mr. Charles Adeboye Olajide, for his unflinching support to education development in Lagos State. Several awards were also presented to school teachers, principals, students and non-teaching staff of the district.