Oyo State government has said that it would continue to reward academic excellence, just as it presented a cash reward of N100,000 to Miss Yetunde Lawal, the overall winner in the 2016 mathematical competition, organised by the National Mathematical Centre (NMC), for primary schools pupils in the country.
This was in addition to the honour bestowed on Miss Lawal by the wife of the governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, at the 2015 Oyo State Officials Wives’ Association (OYSOWA) and the state House of Assembly for her academic feats in various examinations and competitions.
Miss Lawal was a pupil of a public school, Ansarudeen Basic School (ABS), Fiditi as at the time of writing the examination.
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, while presenting the cheque to Miss Lawal at the Conference Room of the ministry, on Tuesday, commended her for her various feats, saying that she (Miss Lawal) had demonstrated that public school pupils and students get quality education.
Professor Olowofela appreciated the efforts of Governor Ajimobi for fulfilling his promises to reward academic excellence.
The commissioner stressed that the state government would not reverse its stand on no automatic promotion.
Olowofela commended the staffs of A.B.S, Fiditi, for their efforts towards giving Miss Lawal the required knowledge and education which made her to excel among her peers.
In his response, the father of the awardee, Mr Lawal Mutiu, appreciated the state government for its disposition towards reforming the education sector, advising that parents should encourage and support their children.