INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Government has tasked students across the various schools in the State to pursue greatness, exhibit creativity, and continue to maximise the use of digital learning towards surpassing the successes recorded in previous examinations.
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, disclosed this during the monitoring and compliance process on school resumption for the second term across the metropolis, adding that the State Government has launched more than 1,400 initiatives in the education sector since taking office in 2019.
The Monitoring Team kicked off the exercise in Alimosho, Gbagada, Somolu, Ojodu, Kosofe, Surulere, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, and Badagry.
Adefisayo mentioned a few of the significant projects done by the State Government like the construction of 1,047 new classrooms, the building of new schools, the rehabilitation of 197 existing ones, the building of new hostels for boarders with 1,584 beds, the provision of 181,365 pieces of school furniture, and the commissioning of new school models with track and field facilities.
“Commissioning of the new technology-driven modular school at Vetland model junior secondary school, the launch of the ‘Eko Excel’ digital learning initiative, retraining of teachers, and the introduction of the inclusive comprehensive school programs for skills acquisition among others,” she added.
The Commissioner, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Abayomi Abolaji, warned the students to avoid hooliganism and cultism and to continue to be diligent in both their academics and other endeavors.
The interactive sessions where the Commissioner counseled the children, especially those with special needs, and advised the teachers to keep up their efforts in properly guiding the students were a big feature of the monitoring exercise.