Governor Sanwo-olu kick starts rehabilitation of public schools

…Approves 10 per Education District.

In fulfillment of his inaugural promise to invest in the education of our children and young adults, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the rehabilitation of 60 public Schools across the State.

The Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, speaking at an interactive session with staff of the Ministry, disclosed that the bold vision of His Excellency, the Governor, will herald a new vista of hope at repositioning the Education Sector in the State.

These Schools, ten from each of the 6 Education Districts, are part of the effort and impact driven activities in kick-starting transformation in the Education Sector aimed at improving standard and quality of education as well as education management in Lagos State.

In her address, the Commissioner stressed that the commencement of these rehabilitations may not take-off until all due processes, including Procurement, are fully completed and strictly adhered to by all parties involved.

According to her, the Babajide Sanwo-olu administration has resolved to introduce measures aimed at addressing three (3) broad critical issues affecting Education in the State; the need to upgrade the teaching profession, the curriculum and school infrastructure, adding that Government will ensure that Public Schools in Lagos State are made number one nationally and must compete globally with much-needed skills, while preparing for the jobs of tomorrow.

In aligning School Curriculum with 21st century realities, the Commissioner assured on leveraging technology platforms to teach, assess, test and reinforce learning in conjunction with the Private Sector and development partners, while ensuring collaboration with Industry, Federal Government and Academia in updating the school’s curriculum such that it reflects current and future industry needs to positively influence and reshape the present educational system in the State.

She enthused that the Government is desirous of promoting knowledge transfer and co-creating workable and functional models for taking Education Sector in Lagos State to an admirable heights and reiterated plans by the State Government to recruit qualified Teachers for public schools in Lagos State.

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