A Lagos school has received the 2013 President’s Teachers’ and School Excellence award from the Federal Ministry of Education.
The school, Christ Assembly Primary School Araromi in Ajegunle area of Lagos state, was adjudged the best school in the primary category of the award because of their infrastructural facilities and quality of teaching.
The State Educational Secretary, Mr. Adewale Adeogun, yesterday led the pupils of the school and members of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT) to present the award to the former Deputy Governor, Mrs Sarah Sosan.
Adeogun said they decided to present the award to the former deputy governor due to the huge role she played in the infrastructural development of the school.
“Our school was the alma matter of the former deputy governor, and one of the projects she carried out before leaving office was in the building of a block of class rooms, we developed on this and today we are proud that our school has been chosen as the best among all other primary schools in the country.”
He listed some of those facilities that placed the school ahead of others to include, a sick bay, a buoyant garden, fish pound, poultry among others.
He said the pupils were very much involved in the feeding of the poultry animals as well as in tendering to the garden.
Responding, Sosan tasked the students to build on the legacy of their school.
“I am very excited about this, because this was my Alma matter and I was once like these pupils, and I thank God and the Lagos State government effort in rebuilding the school that has earned us this award.”
“For your school to come first among other primary schools in the country is because of the hard work of your teachers, educational secretary and everyone that has helped to maintain the facilities you have.”
She explained that there was need for education in every other aspect to be encouraged so as to have less reliant on importation of oil to grow the economy.
“You have a poultry, and garden, hold it dearly and be good ambassador of the school to other pupils in the state”, she said.