The Meadow Hall Foundation (MHF), a non-governmental agency, which partners with individuals, public and private companies to implement sustainable projects, projects and programs that guide teachers, college students, colleges, and communities, has rewarded 3 faculty leaders and three instructors who have been sources of inspiration to students.
They have been rewarded during the 1/3 edition of its Inspirational Educator Awards (INSEA) and Education Convention held in Lagos lately with the theme ‘Accelerating National Development through Education’.
The INSEA is a merit-based annual award aimed toward elevating the teaching career and motivating instructors and school leaders to keep to strive for excellence of their profession. The award is open to teachers in Nigeria who teach in public or private colleges (primary or secondary) and participation is unfastened. The award is in categories: The Inspirational School Leader of the Year Award and The Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award. The winners were decided on primarily based on pre-defined standards and have been rewarded for his or her dedication and ardour.
According to the Head of MHF, Mr. Omotola Oni, “in selecting the INSEA winners, the muse put out a call for nominations for the Teacher of the Year and School Leader of the Year categories; nominees crammed out a comprehensive shape, detailing their qualifications, enjoy, inspirational tales, and private initiatives finished that stands them apart; the shortlisted applicants from this degree have been invited for an interview with cautiously selected judges throughout diverse industries so that you can determine the winners and runners-up.”
Cash awards had been offered to the six winners as follows: N1,250,000 each to Mrs. Akinbami Adebola and Mrs. Charity Tony-Ubah, winners of the Inspirational School Leader of the 12 months; N500,000 to Mr. Tajudeen Ayofe Amusan because the runner-up of the Inspirational School Leader of the 12 months.
Also, N850,000 every went to Mr. Soji Megbowon and Mr. Lanre Oguntoye as winners of the Inspirational Teacher of the yr; and N500,000 to Mr. Olusegun Michael Adeniyi because the runner-up of the Inspirational Teacher of the 12 months.
The founder, Meadow Hall Foundation, Mrs. Kehinde Nwani stated: “The vision of MHF is to enhance the instructional consequences of the Nigerian child through enhancing teaching high-quality, changing thoughts units about coaching and advocating for the coaching profession.” She said the foundation has rewarded 13 inspirational teachers and faculty leaders with N13 million from 2017 until date via the INSEA.
Speaking at the education convention, Nwani stated: “In nowadays’s know-how-driven economic system, training performs a pivotal function in countrywide development. Substantial investment in human capital is a key issue of socioeconomic improvement. Education enriches humans’s know-how of themselves and world. It improves the satisfactory of their lives and results in huge social advantages to people and society.
“Education increases humans’s productivity and creativity and promotes entrepreneurship and technological advances. In addition, it performs a totally critical position in securing monetary and social progress and improving profits distribution. Studies display that no u . S . A . Has completed steady economic development without large funding in human capital.”
The keynote speaker, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, Registrar Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) stated: “I am very glad Meadow Hall is likewise involved in training. It could be very clean to me that authorities on my own can’t fund training. Private participation in schooling; it is real and it has come to stay. The only thing you need is the rules and policies to guide personal participation.”
He delivered that education is an accepted veritable device for countrywide improvement subsequently the pronouncing that “no society can develop beyond its academic system.
“The best of a country relies upon upon the fine of its residents, the first-class of its citizens relies upon no longer solely however in a critical measure upon the excellent of schooling and the excellent of schooling depends more than upon any unmarried component upon the first-class of their instructors and the excellent of the teacher depends in particular upon the fine of coverage thrust guiding the operations of the instructor that is supplied by means of professional regulatory authority together with TRCN controlling and offering benchmarks for popular of operations. It is in this context that countrywide improvement all over the world is regarded from the lens of schooling which is pivoted by means of accurate policy furnished through professional authority within the discipline.”
MHF’s education conference offers an opportunity for instructors, faculty leaders, college proprietors, parents, government officials, coverage-makers and other stakeholders to advantage sparkling perspectives on pertinent instructional issues from their interactions with instructors and educational specialists.
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