The leadership of the St. Charles’ School, Osogbo, Old Boys Association, on Saturday, said it has rewarded both the teaching and non-teaching staff of the school with a sum of N1.5 million for the performance of the students in the last West African Examination Council Examination.
The global president of the association, Mr Peter Adekunle disclosed this at the 50th anniversary of the 1969/1973 sets, and the commissioning of the interlocking access road project executed by the sets in the school.
Adekunle said the gesture was to appreciate the staff of the school for the performance of the students and motivated them to do more.
According to him, the association had challenged the staff of the school after students recorded woeful results in external some examinations.
He added that old students of the school would do more to encourage the teachers if they can keep working hard for the students to get better results.
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.”