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Oguntoye is an inspiration to our students, says Koiki


Mrs. Lai Koiki

Executive Director of Greensprings School, Mrs Lai Koiki, has described the school’s Chemistry teacher, Mr. Lanre Oguntoye, who won the 2019 Inspirational Educator Awards (INSEA), as a great achiever and an inspiration to pupils.Koiki who was present at the award presentation ceremony in Lagos, said, “I am not surprised that Lanre Oguntoye won this award. Like every other teacher in our school, he has always served as an inspiration to our students and helped them to achieve top academic performance. He truly deserves the award.”

INSEA was organised by Meadow Hall Foundation (MHF), a non-profit arm of Meadow Hall Group. The award is in two categories – The Inspirational School Leader of the Year category and the Inspirational Teacher of the Year category. To be a winner in the latter category, nominees must be truly innovative in teaching their students, and they must also be role models for their colleagues.

Above all, the nominees’ innovative teaching practices must have translated to the academic success of their students.For his feat, he was presented with a cheque of ₦850,000. The journey to receiving this award started in February when he was nominated. After the screening of all nominated candidates, he was declared winner of the 2019 Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award.

Oguntoye in his response, expressed joy that teachers are now getting recognised and appreciated for the good job they do. “For me, I see the award as a reward that will bring out more work. The reward of hard work is more work, and I am determined to keep doing my best and keep helping my students to be more successful in their academics.”


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