The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic Education, Mr. Abayomi Abolaji has stated that Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu is passionately committed to leaving a legacy of quality education in Lagos State.
He said the various interventions of the government in concretizing quality teaching and learning will be sustained while additional infrastructure will be provided where necessary.
Speaking during a tour of schools across the State to inspect compliance with the directive on resumption for the 2023/24 session, he told principals, teachers, and students that Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu is set to add more value to education.
Abolaji who also inspected facilities and interacted with students and teachers encouraged the students to reciprocate the passion and commitment of the Governor to their welfare and justify the investment of the State with outstanding performance in the new school session.
In his words, “The Governor’s desire and purpose is to ensure that all students in the State receive a good education in a good and conducive environment. Towards this end, over 1,400 education infrastructures were delivered to public schools across the State.
“These projects are evenly distributed across the LG and LCDAs in Lagos and there is hardly any school that was not touched by either a new school building, new classroom block, hostels, security structures, school fence, toilets, furniture, or boreholes among others,” he added.
The Permanent Secretary further reiterated that, apart from infrastructure, the present administration has improved all elements of the value chain of education including teacher recruitment and training, reward system, curriculum review, investment in technology for learning, and provision of modern working tools.
Some of the schools visited by the Permanent Secretary and Senior Directors in the Ministry include Ibelefun Community Junior Secondary School, newly established for the Ibelefun community at Ibeshe, and Musade Odugate Government Junior High School, a new school established for the Ori Okuta community.
Other Schools are Government Technical College; Ikorodu Junior and Senior High School; Elepe Community Junior and Senior High School; Lagos State Model College, Igbokuta; Oreyo Senior Grammar School and Ikorodu High School, Odonguyan.