INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, has said 12 newly introduced, comprehensive schools will take off across the six education districts in the state from today, Monday, February 21, 2022.
According to her, two comprehensive schools had been established in each of the six education districts in the state.
She explained that the comprehensive school system provides suitable career-ready skills set to students with different profiles of intelligence.
She also explained that the comprehensive school is not a new situation, as many countries have adapted to the changing skills requirement of the 21-century technology age by designing a fit-for-purpose secondary school model.
Adefisayo said, “The current path is too narrow an option for the ever-changing skill requirements of the workforce.
“The essence of establishing the comprehensive schools is to produce students who can fit into the workplace requirements.
”It is a fit-for-purpose education plan that will provide opportunities for employment and a path to entrepreneurship,” the commissioner added.
Adefisayo explained that the school would start with those in Senior Secondary One (SS1) and teaching/training would begin with core skills such as Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Marketing and Sales and Digital Literacy for the beginning phase.
She said that the comprehensive schools would eventually offer subjects like Agriculture; Tech and Digital Skills; Beauty and Events; Building and Construction; Media and Entertainment.