The annual merit awards is an initiative of the Lagos state government aimed at rewarding, motivating and appreciating the efforts of outstanding school teachers across the State.
The 13 teachers to be honoured were among 23 semi-finalists selected from over 3,000 applications who applied for the State’s Merit Award selection process captured under the State’s B.O.S Education Transformation Plan 2020.
While the 13 finalists will be given cars, all the 23 semi-finalists would be enrolled for a retreat in five-star hotels to enjoy all the luxuries while they would be trained to encourage them with a sense of dignity.
The state commissioner for education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, at a news conference on Thursday, March 25 in Ikeja, described the award as an initiative by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration aimed at honouring the contributions of teachers in grooming characters in the society.
The award is slated for Tuesday, 30 March 2021.