A Department in the Presidency, the President’s Schools Debate Nigeria, PSDN, yesterday, honoured Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State and some brilliant secondary school students from the state, who performed exceptionally in an international debate competition in Singapore.
The state contingent came tops in the National Junior Engineers Technologists and Scientists, JETS competition, while in NECO examinations, the state was adjudged the best in the federation.
According to coordinator of PSDN, Dare Oritu, the unique performance of Ekiti students provided the basis for the PSDN to nominate the Ekiti team to participate in the international debating championship in Singapore.
Oritu, who gave Fayose the honour for the gallant students, said the students’ performance was a testimony of the high standard of education in the state.
Meantime, Governor Fayose has advised the Federal Government to urgently put teachers in the drivers’ seat in the effort to ensure all round social development.
Fayose added that failure by the government of the day to recognise the immense contribution of teachers to nation’s development and show true love for them, would continue to constitute a clog in her wheel of progress.