During the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969/1973 sets at St. Charles’ School in Osogbo, the Old Boys Association announced that it had rewarded both the teaching and non-teaching staff of the school with a sum of N1.5 million.
The reward was given in recognition of the students’ performance in the recent West African Examination Council (WAEC) Examination.
Mr. Peter Adekunle, the global president of the association, made this announcement during the event, which also marked the inauguration of an interlocking access road project carried out by the sets in the school. Adekunle expressed that the gesture aimed to appreciate and motivate the school staff for their contribution to the students’ success.
He further explained that the association had challenged the staff of the school after the students’ disappointing results in some external examinations. Adekunle emphasized that the alumni would continue to provide support and encouragement to the teachers if they maintain their hard work in helping the students achieve better academic outcomes.
He said: “The 1969/1973 sets are celebrating their 50th anniversary and they decided to put paving stones from the main entrance of the gate down to the school building.
“In previous years, we discovered that our students have not been doing well unlike in the past when we excel in academics, sports and various kinds of endeavours. When we saw that the students were not doing well, we challenged the teachers. We conducted training on Information and Communications Technology for the teachers and we saw the result of the training.
“Ninety-six per cent of our students have 5 credits during the last West African Examinations Council and we rewarded all the teachers including non-academic staff with the sum of N1.5m. We also told them that the more the percentage keeps increasing, the further we will give them more money.”