The Lagos State Government has approved the establishment and listing of six new Public Primary Schools in the State which will ensure that more kids in the Lagos Mainland suburban community have access to basic education at the primary level.
The new development according to the government brings the total number of Government Primary Schools in the State to 1016.
The communities where the schools will be situated include; Erunwen Community LEA Primary School in Ikorodu Local Government Area; Community Primary, Ibasa in Ojo LGA; Community Primary School, Ajewanwa, Ojo LGA; Oladele Aĺaka Primary School, Ejigbo, Oshodi-Isolo LGA, Iju Ajuwon Primary School, Ifako-Ijaiye ĹGA; Osho Sholu Primary School, Ewu Oloye LGA; and Correctional Home for Boys, Oregun, Ikeja LGA.
Speaking on the development, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Executive Chairman, Dr. Oluremi Sopeyin stated that the development was in line with the present Government policy on education to make quantitative education available to the teeming children population of school age in the State.
According to him, the transfer of Private School Pupils to State-owned Schools is on the rise and in more schools are in high demand and the need to provide more schools is inevitable.
He boasted that Public Primary Schools are now better than Private Primary Schools in the State stressing that the standard of Public Primary Schools has improved tremendously taken into consideration the now improved academic performance of public primary schools pupils in National Examinations.
Dr Sopeyin reiterated that the State Government has decided to pay attention to all children, irrespective of where they are coming from, reassuring that desks, chairs and other needs have been approved for procurement.
This news is coming few days after a direct response by Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode who ordered and approved the immediate construction of a modern facility which will have 18 classrooms in the school in the dilapidated Muslim Junior & Senior College, Oworonsoki, Lagos Mainland.
Recall that InsideMainland reported the decrepit state of the school and the concerns of residents and the community leaders who argued that that the school requires urgent government attention as the area is not fit enough to educate children.
At that time, some of the classrooms used by the Junior and Secondary students had already broken into parts. With no burglary proof, the windows to some of the classes have given way while there are inadequate chairs and laboratory equipment for the students.