By Folarin Jamil
Ogun State Government has finally awarded house and cash prizes to the 2020 outstanding teachers, after a Dubawa report that questioned the continued delay in the award.
Dubawa in September had reported that three teachers who were announced as the 2020 best teachers in primary, junior and senior secondary schools categories in Ogun State were not given the prizes as widely reported in the media.
Findings by Dubawa revealed that the claim that Governor Abiodun gave house and cash prizes to the three best teachers in Ogun State was misleading.
Our findings revealed that while the key to the two-bedroom bungalow had been given to Mr Odeogbola Ayodele, the document that will officially make him the owner was not handed over to him.
Further investigation revealed that the claim that the two other outstanding teachers, Mr Abayomi and Mrs Adeyemi, were given N2.5 million and N2 million respectively was false.
While responding to Dubawa inquiry, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Waheed Odusile, had promised that the affected teachers will “soon” be presented with the award.
The affected teachers were on Thursday awarded the prizes at the 2021 World Teachers’ Day held at the Oba’s complex, State Secretariat, Oke-mosan, Abeokuta, the State capital.
The Ogun State Government also increased the number of awardees from three to eight, adding 1st and 2nd runner up positions to the outstanding teachers in all categories.
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Tip of The Week
There’s precious little that we can do about the barrage of misinformation that we see daily, but there’s a lot we can do together if we learn to identify suspicious claims in the news and refrain from fuelling the fire by spreading them! Here are our top picks of likely-to-be-false news which [sadly] couldn’t be fact-checked.
A TikTok video with over 633k likes and over 6k comments shows a 2week weight-loss journey of a lady with a proposition that the combination of Coffee and Lemon helps to get her new body shape. But is this true?
Questions to ask yourself: Who is the source? Who is the source’s source? Is it healthy to drink coffee with lemon? Are there any scientific studies to back this claim?
What you should do:
Be sceptical! Do not reshare this information without verifying.
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