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Obaseki Rewards: ‘Take This House And N1m, Edo Outstanding Biology Teacher, Benedicta Idele’

The Oasis Reporters

December 12, 2021

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (left), with an Edo teacher, Mrs. Benedicta Idele, who emerged as the first runner-up in the 2020 Maltina Teacher of the Year Award, during a courtesy visit at the Government House in Benin City

‘…efforts of admirable teachers will not go unrecognized in Edo’ – Obaseki

‘… in Edo our priority is education. Half of societal problems are solved if a populace is educated’ – Obaseki

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Wednesday, announced the gift of a house and the sum of N1 million to an outstanding Biology Teacher in the state, Mrs. Benedicta Idele.

The award winning teacher emerged the first runner-up in the 2020 Maltina Teacher of the Year Award.

Obaseki made the announcement when he received the teacher who was on a courtesy visit at the Government House in Benin City.

According to him, “We cherish what you have done; we admire you and as a state, your efforts will not go unrecognized. A couple of years ago, another teacher won a similar award and as a government, we gifted her a house; that tradition has been established and you will also get one.

“That will be in addition to the sum of one million naira. I want to congratulate and thank you very much for the good work you have been doing. You have excelled and are now on our radar; we expect that you will do much more.”

“You will be one of those teachers who will provide leadership for our EDOBEST 2.0. As you already know, our priority in Edo is education. We realize that once you have an educated population, half of your problems are solved, if not all,” he added.

Earlier, the awardee, a biology teacher in Asoro Grammar School, Egor Local Government Area of the state, attributed her success to the recent training she undertook which was organized by Edo State Government.

Greg Abolo

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