Encomium as Airtel Honours Primary School
Leading telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has been commended by teachers in
its adopted public primary schools located in Lagos, Ogun, Kaduna, Kwara,
Cross River and Imo States.
The teachers who were overwhelmed with joy hailed the telco for its focus on
education and for organizing a specialized training as well as award platform to
honour Nigerian teachers.
Airtel, through its Adopt-a- School programme, had announced an audio visual
and ‘train the trainer’ program for all the 152 teachers in its adopted schools,
spread across six States.
Speaking yesterday at the flag-off of the workshop at the Oremeji Primary School
II, Ajegunle, Lagos, Head Teacher, Mrs. Kudirat Kasali, commended Airtel for
organizing a special training for the teachers in commemoration of World
The practical training session themed “Training the Trainer” was facilitated by Mr.
Azeez Jamiu Olusola, an Education Consultant.
Speaking on the place of instructional materials in teaching pupils, Mr. Olusola
explained that instructional materials such as printed materials, audio, visual
have become imperative for successful delivery of lessons in 21 st century.
One of the teachers of the school who spoke with the media after the training,
Mr. Chinedum Okafor, said the training was much needed to enhance their
capacity in the classroom. He stated that the training which was on Instructional
Material will guide him in delivering his job.
Another teacher, Mrs. Obi Eunice, extoled Airtel for organizing the training. She
said the training will enable them have more impact on the pupils.
After the training, the Head Teacher received ‘Airtel Outstanding Contribution to
Education’ Award for her dedication and hard work towards the development of
Some of the teachers of the school: Mr. Bakare Ibrahim Aremu, Mr. Fasasi
Adebayo, Mrs. Obi Eunice Chinazo and Mrs. Morogbonwon Bukola Iyabo were
also rewarded for their excellent performance with Airtel Solo Aspire
In his opening remarks, Mr. Emeka Oparah, Director, Corporate Communications
& CSR, Airtel Nigeria, reaffirmed the telecom giant’s commitment to quality
primary education, which according to him, is “a very critical component to
building national development and the foundation for a brighter future.”
Airtel’s Adopt-a- School programme is a robust initiative that offers
underprivileged children access to quality education in conducive environment,
also providing them with all the materials for learning and study. As part of the
programme, Airtel also trains teachers of its adopted schools to ensure that high
teaching quality is always maintained.
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