TEN teachers from Lagos State public schools have bagged Master’s degrees in various disciplines from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
The programme, which commenced in 2011, was recently completed online by the 10 teachers who were all sponsored by the Commonwealth of Nations.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Corona Schools Trust Council (initiators of the project), Mrs Olufunsho Igun, made this known at the conference room of the Ministry of Education, Ikeja, during the presentation of certificates to the teachers by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Adesina Odeyemi.
Out of the 10 teachers, three passed with Merit; six of them had Credit, while the last scholar, who is physically challenged, is yet to obtain his certificate “due to the nature of his course module.”
According to Mrs Igun, 15 more Lagos State teachers “are on the second batch and are expected to form the last batch for Nigeria as the Commonwealth has moved to Kenya.”
She also disclosed that all 15 of them are expected to complete their courses this year.
The permanent secretary, Mr AdesinaOdeyemi, in his remarks commended the Corona Schools Trust Fund Council “for their worthy cause and support.”
He appealed to the recipients to use the knowledge they have acquired to touch the lives of both their students and their colleagues.
Mr Odeyemi also urged the teachers to advance their careers by pursuing PhD courses, assuring them of approval “when required.”