Mummy’s Place: Our Success Due To Ondo Govt’s Support – Dr Oshin

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The Proprietress of Mummy’s Place International Nursery and Primary School, Akure, Dr (Mrs) Damilola Oshin, says her school’s recent award as the overall best private school in Nigeria, couldn’t have been so, if not for the support it enjoyed from the Ondo State Government.

Dr Oshin made this remark on the sidelines of the event organised by the Ondo State Minsitry of Education to celebrate the School, alongside other award winners who did the State proud during the 2022 World Teacher’s Day, held in Abuja on October 5, 2022.

Dr Oshin while speaking at the event.

“The award is a challenge for us to continue to do the best. It would spur us on to keep doing what we are doing. Like I said, I thank God for the recognition. I believe it is what they have seen on ground that made them to reward us. We are not going to relent. We just must not be carried away by this. We must not be complacent.

“I have to state that the Ondo State Government has provided that enabling environment for education to thrive. It has not been taking education with levity. They have been supporting us with trainings in form of workshops and seminars and they have the quality assurance team that continuously put us on our toes by visiting us from time to time to do the needful.

“When people talk about education, we have to understand that education is everybody’s responsibility. We all have to put our hands on the deck. We also need to do a lot in terms of moral upbringing of the children. We have today children who are aspiring to become celebrities without learning. They are mostly distracted by the social media. Dancing on Tiktok just to make money. It is then the duty of all us to ensure that these children are not distracted. We have to raise their moral standard.

“Though we have dwindling resources all over the world, yet the government shouldn’t stop at supporting education. The private sector should also do their best in terms of investing in education. The philanthropists, rich people should come on board as well. We need to salvage the situation,” Dr Oshin said.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Education, Mr Femi Agagu noted that the Government is happy to celebrate Schools that did the State proud in Abuja.

“Our students and pupils have been doing well in national competitions over the years and we’re proud to celebrate such a feat,” Agagu said.

Highlight of the event was the presentation of the award plaque to the Commissioner, by Dr Oshin, while the pupils presented a flower bouquet to him. The 18-seated bus presented to the School after winning the award in Abuja, was also presented to officials of the Ministry of Education.

Dr Oshin with Mr Agagu
The bus won by Mummy’s Place


Mummy’s Place International Nursery & Primary School won the overall winner – Best Private School in Nigeria, under the President’s Teachers and Schools Excellence Award (PTSEA) category.

Mrs Akinseloyin, Mr Agagu. Dr Oshin & Mr Afolabi.

Other awardees from Ondo State are Mrs Anne Adeola Akinseloyin, Principal of St Monica’s Secondary School, Ondo, who was the first runner up – Best School Administrstor, Public School in Nigeria.

Mr Segun Afolabi, a Teacher at New Era High School, Ile-Oluji, came 4th position – Best Teacher Private Senior Secondary School in Nigeria.

Mrs Akinseloyin said her award is dedicated to all Teachers in the country. She thanked the Ministry of Education for their support to Schools in the State.

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