Lagos State Education Commissioner, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo said the state hired 3,000 Primary and lyceum teachers to spice up teaching and learning in its 1,500 schools within the past one year.
Philological during the annual Parliamentary Press Briefing of the Ministry detained at the JJT Park, Alausa Ikeja on Tuesday, the Commissioner said that the Education Sector which represents the third pillar of the THEMES agenda of this administration has witnessed tremendous improvements, placing high premium on quality of teaching and learning altogether schools within the State.
She said many of the 16,000 teachers in the state’s employ had also benefited from training organized at education district and state levels.
The Commissioner while presenting the activities and achievements of the Ministry also acknowledged that the Ministry remains a critical success factor for the socio- economic development of an emerging economy that encourages responsible citizenship, development of human capacity and therefore the crucial support for a transition into a knowledge based economy.
In addition, the government under the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) intervention projects also commenced the delivery of 10,164 furniture and 60,000 chair table units to public school’s state wide. She added that Governor Sanwo-Olu had approved the establishment of well-equipped standard science laboratories in 11 senior secondary schools and therefore the five Government Technical Colleges, also because the rehabilitation of 60 schools.
The Eko Excel initiative is already operational in 300 public primary schools within the State, the government also provided two new buses, laptops, photocopying machines to Basic Education Quality Assurance Officers for monitoring of Primary schools.
We have improved capacity and welfare of scholars, our students have continued to emerge tops at several competitions nationally and internationally clinching medals and trophies for the State.
Race just like the JETS Competition, World Robot Olympiad held at EDUTUS University Gyor, Hungary and therefore the Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competition to say a couple of,” she stressed.
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