A total of 77 secondary school teachers in Surulere Local Government Area (LGA) of Lagos State were on Tuesday presented with laptops in appreciation of their efforts in bringing up the nation’s future leaders.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the educational project was executed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila.
Presenting the 77 computers, Gbajabiamila, who was represented by Surulere LGA Chairman, Bamidele Sulaimon, said that teachers were career builders who impacted knowledge in the coming generations.
“Without teachers, we will not have doctors, lawyers, accountants, presidents among many other professions in the country.
“Therefore, we have decided to appreciate and honour our teachers this time around with the presentation of laptops to them,” he said.
The speaker said that the educational projects was carried out for the development of education in his constituency.
“The last time we presented laptops to students, the teachers complained that it was only the students that we gave items.
“They said that they were the ones who taught the students, therefore, they needed to be appreciated too.
“We have come to show our appreciation and gratitude for inculcating quality virtues in our children,” he said.
Gbajabiamila said that the list of the teachers that were presented laptops emanated from the management of the various schools where the presentation was done.
“This is done so that it will not look like we are giving out the laptops to our own favourite people,” he said.
Mr Abiodun Yusuf, Principal of Zumratul Islamiyya Secondary School and a beneficiary, said that he was delighted to be a beneficiary of the item.
“We will use the laptop for the benefit of our students and the school as a whole,” he said.
Mr Hassan Hamzat, the principal of Akintan Secondary School, another beneficiary, appreciated Gbajabiamila for his kind gestures towards the development of education in his constituency.
Another beneficiary, Mrs Beatrice Fagbile, Principal, Onitolo Secondary School, said that such gifts would serve as motivation for them to give their best in the discharge of their duties.
NAN also reports that teachers in seven secondary schools in Surulere were presented with the laptops.
The schools are: Ajigbeda Secondary School, Stadium High Secondary School, Zumuratul Islamiyya Secondary School, Surulere Girls Secondary School, New Era Girls Secondary School, Akintan Secondary School and Onitolo Secondary School. (NAN)