OSOPADEC Chairman Elder Sam Erejuwa yesterday reassured that his administration will continue to partner the State government in making quality education accessible to the people of the mandate areas.
Erejuwa handed down this assurance when receiving in his office Mr. Abayomi Goodluck, the Headteacher of Zion C & S Primary School, Oke-Pare, Ilaje LGA, who was recently awarded The Outstanding Headteacher in Ilaje LGA, Southern Senatorial District in Akure during this year World Teachers’ Day celebration.
The prestgious award was conferred on the recipient by the Ondo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in recognition of his immeasurable contributions to the development of Education in the State.
Sam Erejuwa on behalf of the Board and Management of the Commission congratulated the Awardee on the recognition and for the selfless efforts invested in his duties. He equally applauded all teachers across Ilaje and Ese-Odo LGA’s for their meritorious services, urging them not to relent in carrying out their Divine assignments.
According to Erejuwa: “teachers are the nation’s builder, and their roles in shaping the destinies of our children (the future leaders) can never be ignored. I was once a teacher in Ilaje, so I know what it takes to be a teacher. Teachers are therefore God’s representatives on special assignment to positively transform lives.”
The Chairman reiterated that development of Education is paramount to the Commission. He said OSOPADEC will therefore continue to initiate and execute impactful and developmental projects across primary and secondary schools in the mandate areas.
The Award recipient, Mr. Abayomi Goodluck appreciated the State government for the recognition, and equally lauded OSOPADEC for complementing the State government in boosting the quality of Education (especially at the grassroots) in the coastal areas of the State.
He advised his colleagues in the teaching profession to remain committed to their calling, be available and diligent in the discharge of their duties as the profession is one that develops younger generations and prepares them for leadership position at all levels of government.
Mr. Goodluck equally tasked his fellow headteachers and tutors to look inward to exploit possible ways of bringing development to their schools rather than solely relying on government funding. One of such ways is through harmonious partnership with the parents and eminent community leaders.
World Teachers’ Day is an annual event celebrated on 5th of October every year. It was set aside in 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to recognize and celebrate the contributions of teachers on child’s development. The day is equally observed in Nigeria wherein tutors who have distinguished themselves in the performance of their duties are recognised by the Federal and State Governments.