The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo – Olu has promised to reward 20 secondary school teachers in the state’s Teaching Service Commission(TESCOM) for their excellence service delivery with a brand new car each.
Sanwo-olu, gave the promise at a virtual training programme organised by the State’s Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) for the government-owned secondary school teachers tagged, “Eko Educators Webinar Performance Series 3.3” held on Tuesday.
In a statement on the training by TESCOM, the Governor also charged teachers to embrace technology in improving the quality of teaching.
“This is the era of technology and it is working well for us. Technology has become a very strong tool that we cannot do away with, in our everyday lives. With technology, we can think locally and act globally” Gov. Sanwo – Olu said.
He added that great teachers are always remembered for the lives they shaped, just as they derive satisfaction in seeing their students become role models and future leaders.
Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, in her remarks emphasised that the school system thrives on the quality of teaching and learning, which is exhibited through the quality of teachers with a multiplier effect on the students.
While appreciating all Lagos State teachers for indulging in self-development to complement the government organised training, Adefisayo commended TESCOM board for the idea of the virtual training, which is vital to the progress of the education sector in the State.
She charged teachers to assist the government in the battle against COVID – 19 by providing adequate guidance for their students.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman, Teaching Service Commission, Mrs. Elizabeth Olabisi Ariyo, said that the webinar was a conscious effort of the Commission to improve teaching styles, optimise the teaching profession and enhance the lives of the children, and ultimately, the future.
She explained that the webinar was organised for Post-Primary School Teachers in Lagos State as a way of elevating their level of preparedness and proactiveness in teaching and learning in order to meet the challenges of the ‘new normal’.
“The platform intends to address teachers’ wellness and well-being, as well as update them on new trends to improve their teaching skills. Notable facilitators and personalities of interest in the public service and society will also be available to speak and discuss issues with them”, Ariyo said.