Corona school celebrates outstanding staff members
For the Chief Executive Officer of Corona Schools’ Trust Council (CSTC), Adeyoyin Adesina, excellence and observing global best practices are key in achieving success in any organization.
Speaking recently at the 2019 staff awards and recognition ceremony held under the theme, Creative Thinkers, Great Builders, Adesina noted that these qualities have helped the school achieve remarkable feats in the past 65 years.
“When we see what we have done in the past year, we set new standard, new expectations for ourselves in the next year and that keeps us on our toes all the time,” she said.
Specifically, she noted that from last year, the school focused on the use of technology in teaching and learning, adding, “We have also been working on inclusiveness; we have done a lot of work on our counseling unit, knowing the pressure on everybody in this time and age. We know that even the children are not left out, so, we just keep abreast of modern practices all the time.”
She also said the school, with staff strength of about 700 in eight locations, has been organising the award for over 14 years, adding that the event also provide a platform for bonding as “all of us come together from all the schools and get to know ourselves.”
In her speech, Director of Education, Amelia Dafeta, who started as a classroom teacher more than two decades ago, said she rose through the ranks by dint of hard work and an enabling environment.
“Corona trains its teachers and it has been a wonderful time as an educator. Now, I’m the Director of Education and I could not have done it without Corona,” she stated.She said the main objective of the school is to bring up children, who will be global citizens.
“Our children will excel anywhere they find themselves in the world. So, our watchword is excellence and we are moving and soaring higher and higher to provide world class education for Nigerian children who will become global citizens.”
The award categories included junior and administrative staff awards; long service award from 10-30 years; teacher of the year from each of the seven locations; as well as model teacher award.
In addition to gifts, the Teachers of the Year got their one-month gross salaries, while the model teachers got an additional two months gross salaries to make it three months.The 2019 Corona Model Teachers are Mrs. Halima Folorunso (Nursery); Mrs. Adaora Akanegbu (Primary); and Mr. Chidiebere Nnorom (Secondary).
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