Yakubu Busari, Jos
Secretary to Plateau State Government, Hon Rufus Bature, who represented Governor Lalong in a handshake with Prof. Matthew Sule, PSUBEB Executive Secretary at the occasion
Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has rewarded hard working teachers in the state with a car and a motorcycle. The teacher who won the best teacher award was rewarded with a Peugeot 406 car while the second runner-up got a Jinchen motorcycle
The governor disclosed this during the end-of-year [rayer session and merit award ceremony organised by the State Universal Basic Education, Board, SUBEB, at its headquarters at Dogon Dutse, Jos.
The Peugeot car and the Minchin motorcycle
He said the Federal Government has spent N20, 826,890 in its public school feeding programmed, and empowered 4,474 food vendors the state.
Represented by Secretary to Plateau State Government, Hon Rufus Bature, Lalong said the star award of the ceremony which is being design as the Governor Best Teacher Award is to be given to the performing teacher.
He commended the Board for this initiative which is timely as it will inspire and reinvigorate the teachers towards contributing to an effective educational system in the state which is in consonance with the vision of this administration.
He said; ”We have remained focused and committed to sustaining the momentum of advancing the frontiers of development of educational sector. I gave my approval for the recruitment of 4850 NCE holders and the absorption of 403 teachers into the civil service to make up the deficit of teacher supply. We were able to pay N1billion counterpart funding for 2014/2015 primary schools including training 1,325 teachers and head teachers”.
According to him, 283 public primary schools were renovated and government identified capacity development needs, procurement and the distribution of assorted text books, sporting equipment to schools .
He vowed that we will continue to make the welfare of workers a priority as its remain veritable means of conveying government policies .
The Executive Secretary PSUBEB, Prof Mathew Sule said the Board decided to initiate the award for deserving staff to promote hard work and commitment to their assigned responsibilities.
He disclosed that the award were in five categories, which are best performing education secretary award, best performing teacher in each LGs and the best performing state teacher.