Edo award-winning teacher gets house

Map of Edo State

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, is set to redeem the pledge of a house to a biology teacher at Asoro Grammar School (Senior), Mrs. Benedicta Idele, who emerged first runner-up in the 2021 Maltina Teacher of the Year competition.

The state government revealed on Thursday that Idele would get keys to a housing unit in Emotan Gardens, the government’s housing project developed by the Edo State Development and Property Agency, in Sakponba area of Edo State.

The biology teacher won the 2021 Best Science Teacher Prize; 2021 Best Public School Teacher; 2021 Overall Best Teacher in Edo State Prize and Mobile Telephone Network’s M-Pulse Educator for 2021.

The EDPA is set to handover completed units of the estate to subscribers at the estate site in Upper Sakponba, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area.


The award-winning teacher said she was motivated by the governor’s outstanding support for the education sector in the state, for which he was awarded the Nigeria Union of Teachers’s Best Governor of the Year 2019.

She said, “I took the governor’s award as a challenge. I am happy that I was recognised nationally for the commitment put in the classroom.

“Some people had said the promise of a house was a mere political statement, which may not be fulfilled. But I am happy that I have now been called to come for the handover ceremony of the house.”

“As he has continued to show, the governor is a man of his words and I am happy to be receiving this award. This is a great honour and I am really grateful,” Mrs. Idele added.


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