Lanre Oguntoye, a Chemistry teacher at Greensprings School Lekki, for his truly innovative approach to teaching students has emerged worthy winner of the 2019 Inspirational Teacher of the Year Award (INSEA).
Oguntoye for winning the coveted award received a cheque of ₦850,000. The journey to receiving this award started in February when he was nominated. After the screening of all nominated candidates and portfolio presentation of the successful candidates, he was declared winner by the panel of judges.
In attendance at the annual Inspirational Educator Awards held at Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, were the thought leaders in the Nigerian private education sector.
Expressing his gratitude for winning the award, Oguntoye said he is very happy that teachers are now getting recognised and appreciated for the good job they do. “For me, I see the award as a reward that will bring out more work. The reward of hard work is more work, and I am determined to keep doing my best and keep helping my students to be more successful in their academics,” he said.
Lai Koiki, executive director, Greensprings School, who was also in attendance at the award event said she was not surprised that Lanre Oguntoye won this award.
According to her, “Like every other teacher in our school, he has always served as an inspiration to our students and helped them to achieve top academic performance, he truly deserves the award,”.
The Inspirational Educator Awards (INSEA) is organised by Meadow Hall Foundation (MHF) – the non-profit arm of Meadow Hall Group. The award is in two categories – The Inspirational School Leader of the Year category and the Inspirational Teacher of the Year category. To be a winner in the latter category, nominees must be truly innovative in teaching their students, and they must also be role models for their colleagues.
Above all, the nominees’ innovative teaching practices must have translated to the academic success of their students.