Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, fulfilled his promise made two years ago to provide houses to two teachers who bagged the best teacher award and best school administrator in the 2019 President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award (PTSEA) respectively.

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

A statement issued by the state’s ministry of education and signed by the assistant director, public affairs, Ganiu Lawal, noted that the keys to the houses were presented to the awardees on Tuesday, 12 October 2021 at the conference room of the ministry.

The governor, who was represented by the commissioners for education and housing- Folasade Adefisayo and Maruf Akinderu-Fatai respectively, presented the two bedroom flats to the family of late Pius Ikuseyidunmi, a former principal of Government Junior College, Ketu, Epe for emerging the best school administrator.

A three bedroom apartment was presented to Agnes Elusakin, a former teacher at Oriwu Senior Model College, Ikorodu and now the principal of Community Junior Secondary School.

Elusakin was the winner of the best teacher award in the country in 2019.

According to Adefisayo, the feat is a testament to the improved infrastructure and manpower of the education sector in the state.

“You have transported Lagos State to national levels and beyond and I encourage all teachers to always stay focused, determined and continue to learn new methods of cascading knowledge as the government will not reduce the standard of learning in schools,” she said to the teachers.

“We are doing everything possible to provide quality education in Lagos State and the narrative of education is changing as the government is touching every school regardless of location.”

The 2019 Award

In 2019, three teachers, representing Lagos State- Agnes Elusaki, Pius Ikuseyidunmi, as well as Oluwasegun Adeniyi of Caleb British International School, Abijo-Lekki, had excelled at the 2019 President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award (PTSEA) for exemplary performance in the education sector.

Elusakin who won the best teacher, public senior secondary school in Nigeria Award was presented with a certificate and a brand new car during the award ceremony in Abuja.

She has now also been rewarded with a unit of 3-bedroom flat by Gov. Sanwo-Olu.

Similarly, the house presented to the family of Ikuseidunmi was an addition to the certificate, freezer and laptop that were presented to him during the award ceremony in Abuja for emerging the best junior secondary school administrator in Nigeria in 2019.


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