By Musa Peace Affos

Mr. Pavali Barau Pavali, a teacher at Government Day Salihu Dogo Secondary School in Jalingo, Taraba State, has been awarded ₦2,000 for voluntarily teaching students the new anthem.

During a presentation on the assembly ground on Monday, acting principal Mr. Jibrin Yaro Tama praised Mr. Pavali's efforts, noting that the students have all learned the song. He emphasized that the money was a token of appreciation rather than a payment.

In an interview, Mr. Barau expressed gratitude to the school's management for the recognition. He explained that his motivation was not financial but stemmed from his passion for education and his desire to contribute to the educational reforms championed by Taraba State Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas.