A teacher from Amoye Grammar School, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, Asubiojo Henry Olaoluwa, has emerged the best public secondary school teacher in Nigeria in the 2020 President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award.
Aliyu Alhasan from IPDI, Minna, and St. Joseph CRS school, Iboko Offot, Uyo, emerged first and second runners-up, respectively, in the 2020 public school teachers award.
Similarly, Istifanus Caroline, a teacher from ECWA. L. Crawford, Kaltungo, Gombe state, emerged the best private junior school teacher.
Both Olaoluwa and Caroline were presented with brand new cars, in addition to award certificates.
President Muhammadu Buhari presented the awards to the award winners and other teachers at the event to mark the 2020 World Teachers Day, held at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
Reporters At Large had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has increased the number of years of teachers from 35 to 40 and approved a special salary scale for them.
He also approved special pension scheme that would enable the teaching profession retain its experienced talents, and also extend teachers’ retirement age to 65 years and teaching service years to 40.
President Buhari also reintroduced bursary award to education students in universities and colleges of education with assurance of automatic employment upon graduation.
The President, in order to motivate and restored the lost glory of teachers, approved the building of low cost housing for teachers in rural areas, expansion of annual Presidential Teachers and Schools Excellence Award to cover more categories and for outstanding winners to be considered for National Awards and National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) awards.