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Remain committed to nation building, Obi advises teachers

Peter Obi at Princeton University NJ recently.| Photo: Google

‘Let’s consider Mr. Akeem Badru, who received the prestigious 2023 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Award. My strong belief is that the government should make it a priority to honour Nigerian teachers who have, through their steadfast dedication and hard work, demonstrated outstanding excellence in diverse ways’

By Valentine Amanze

The Labour Party’s (LP) Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, has urged all teachers in Nigeria to stay dedicated to the cause of nation-building.

He also appealed to them to carry out their responsibilities diligently, while setting positive examples for the students and society.

He pointed out that genuine societal development hinged on the invaluable contributions made by teachers.

Obi made the appeal in his message on World Teachers’ Day 2023.

The Anambra State former governor also said that the bedrock of any society’s development was in human capital development, a goal attainable solely through education and the invaluable contributions of teachers.

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“The immense dedication, hard work, patience, and commitment displayed by many teachers across various schools and institutions, particularly at the foundational level, in their efforts to shape their students into knowledgeable and virtuous individuals, merits commendation,” he said.

He called for the urgent revolutionizing education nationwide by actively addressing the issue of 22 million out-of-school children, while appealing for increased investment in education and the recruitment of more teachers to achieve vital goals.

“I consistently express my appreciation for and celebrate teachers in Nigeria whenever the opportunity arises. Let’s consider Mr. Akeem Badru, who received the prestigious 2023 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Award. My strong belief is that the government should make it a priority to honour Nigerian teachers who have, through their steadfast dedication and hard work, demonstrated outstanding excellence in diverse ways. It’s time to redirect our focus from celebrating individuals who contribute to the challenges our nation faces,” he said.

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