Obiano Rewards Award Winning Teachers, National Debate Champions

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KINGSLEY EZEKWELU

 

The Executive Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency Chief Willie Obiano, has said that his administration’s efforts at improving quality of education in hard-to-reach areas of the state has started paying dividends.

The Governor, who spoke when he received in audience the four award-winning teachers from Anambra State who won awards at the 2019 World Teachers Day Celebration and President’s Teachers’ and Schools Excellence Awards, which held recently in Abuja, disclosed that his administration has approved the payment of additional 20 percent of their salaries to assist teachers posted to hard-to-reach areas of the state.

According to him, this has helped address the challenge of teachers rejecting their posting to the hinterlands.

In another development, Governor Obiano during the State Executive Council meeting, received members of the State Debate team that won the 58th edition of the President’s Schools Debating Championship held recently in Abuja.

It will be recalled that Anambra State has won the Championship consecutively for the fourth time now.

He made a cash donation of one million Naira to the students who were drawn from various schools in the State and five hundred thousand Naira to their coach. Gov Obiano said that under his watch, Anambra will continue to participate in such activities that can sharpen their academic instincts.

Presenting the students, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof Kate Omenugha, attributed the successes recorded by the students to the clear blueprint the state has for education.

The debate team captains, Oluchukwu Nwafor Godfrey and Emmanuel Nwafor, thanked the State government for its magnanimity in sponsoring them to the event.

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