Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde, has lauded the teachers of Oyo State extraction, who won awards in different categories at the 2023 Presidential Teachers and School Excellence Award.
The governor commended the award-winning teachers, describing them as worthy examples of the state’s pacesetter identity.
Governor Makinde hailed the achievements of the trio of Babarinlo Oluwaseun, the Head Teacher of the Methodist Basic School, Iseyin; Amoo Joseph, the Principal of the Government College Ibadan; and Odejayi Adedamilola, the Proprietor of the Second Home College, Olodo, Ibadan, who won different categories of awards at the teachers’ award ceremony in Abuja.
The governor equally lauded an indigene of Oyo State resident in Akwa Ibom, Mr. Ojo Titilope Peter, who emerged as the Overall Best Teacher, Federal Unity Colleges, stating that Ojo’s feat showed that Oyo State’s pacesetting identity thrives anywhere and everywhere.
Governor Makinde, who urged the award winners to “never relent in demonstrating to the world the excellent spirit of an average Oyo State indigene anywhere he finds himself,” said his administration would always provide an enabling environment for teachers to thrive and become the best in their profession.
He added, “I congratulate all teachers on the just-concluded World Teachers Day. I particularly commend three of our teachers, who won in different categories at the PT&SEA held in Abuja. I also commend the Oyo State indigene, who won the Best Teacher Award. These haul of awards by our teachers is another testament to how far we have come as a state, in developing our education system and placing it on the path of excellence.”
Governor Makinde, who expressed his appreciation to the teachers for showing, again, that Oyo State is, indeed, the pacesetter in education, noted that the awards won constituted a source of pride to all teachers, who have been supportive of the administration’s mission to rebuild the education sector.
“As an administration, we will stop at nothing to ensure that we create the enabling environment for our hardworking teachers to attain excellence on all fronts,” he said.