As part of commitment to promote educational development and improvement of educators in Africa, Arclights Foundation has organised 2017 Awards for educators who have achieved successes in education.
The award ceremony which took place at the Oriental Hotel Lekki, Lagos, provided an opportunity for educators and stakeholders in education to interact, and plan the way forward on how to improve the standard of education in Nigeria.
Speaking at the Awards ceremony, the Managing Director, Arclights Foundation (AF) Mrs. Abisola Obasanya, said the annual end of year awards was focused on celebrating educators who have achieved greatness. “We are happy to pioneer such laudable event. We are improving education in Nigeria through Free Teacher training with our Teacher Improvement Programme (TIP), STEM Education in Partnership with LEGO education and World Robot Olympiad WRO, Affordable Teachers Academy (AFTA) and through this AF Teacher Awards Programme (TAP).
Obasanya further disclosed that the Foundation has concluded plans to engage with the society and stakeholders through a talk-show titled ‘Education Viewpoint with Abi’ which features interviews, documentaries, celebrating the positive as well as proffering solutions to the challenges in education within Nigeria.
The Education Man oF The Year went to Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education. While Education Woman of The Year went to Mrs. Soyombo Ronke, the Director General of Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance.
Other categories of awards included, Education Lifetime Award, Education Collaboration of The Year, Gifted Teacher of The Year, Arclights Foundation Teacher of The Year, Best STEM School, Best Arts and many others. Highlights of the ceremony included musical presentations and Piano recital.