The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged to deliver 20 cars to deserving teachers in the six educational districts of the state.
Sanwo-Olu made the promise Wednesday during the virtual training of teachers labeled “Eko Educators Webinar Performance Series 3.3”.
He said his administration was committed to rewarding excellent service delivery at the Lagos State Post-Primary Service.
According to him, teachers are key change agents who will be remembered for shaping future generations of leaders.
He urged them to adopt technology to improve the quality of teaching to improve their productivity.
“This is the age of technology and it is working well for us. Technology has become a very powerful tool that we cannot eliminate in our daily lives. With technology, we can think locally and act globally, ”said Sanwo-Olu.
The governor said great teachers were always remembered for the lives they shaped, just as they took satisfaction in seeing their students become role models and future leaders.
For her part, the Education Commissioner, Ms. Folasade Adefisayo, said that any school system thrives on the quality of teaching and learning that is exhibited through the quality of teachers with a multiplier effect on students.
Adefisayo praised the Lagos state teachers for dedicating themselves to self-development to complement the training organized by the government.
Adefisayo also praised the Board of the Teaching Services Commission (TESCOM) for the idea of virtual training, which was vital to the progress of the education sector in the state.
He said that as the current administration’s battle against COVID-19 continued, teachers were expected to do their best to guide children correctly, especially those who might have gone through different forms of abuse and trauma during the period of confinement.
At the beginning of her welcoming address, TESCOM President Ms. Elizabeth Ariyo said the webinar was a conscious effort by the commission to improve teaching styles, optimize the teaching profession, and improve the lives of children and , ultimately, your future.
Ariyo said the webinar was organized for post-primary education teachers in Lagos State as a way to raise their level of readiness and proactivity in teaching and learning in order to meet the challenges of the “new normal.”
“The platform is intended to address the well-being and well-being of teachers, as well as update them on new trends to improve their teaching skills,” he said.
Ariyo thanked Governor Sanwo-Olu for his generosity in approving the Teacher Exit Replacement program with more than 1,000 new appointees and the approval of the retrospective course for more than 700 teachers that had been ongoing since 2013.
He also commended the Governor for approving digital training for all post-primary school teachers on the Microsoft Teams platform; and improving the capacity of teachers in the state of Lagos, among other initiatives, which had promoted the proper integration of TESCOM into the “new normal.”
The Permanent Secretary, TESCOM, Ms Toyin Awoseyi, said the presence of the Governor at the webinar reaffirmed his commitment to education.
Awoseyi urged the participants to do everything possible for the development and progress of the sector in the state.