As part of the efforts to encourage more enrolment of school-age children to promote the growth of education, reduce child abuse, and other related cases, the Lagos State Government has expressed its readiness to build more schools to make education more accessible to the people.
The State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo disclosed this over the weekend during a meeting with the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO), Lagos State Resilience Office (LASRO), Arc. Gbolahan Owodunni Oki and the Chairman, Itire/Ikate Local Council Development Area, Dr. Ahmed Olanrewaju Apatira at Ikeja on the proposal for the establishment of Itire/Ikate Model College.
The Commissioner also hinted that special provision was made for additional schools in the Y2021 budget while existing school infrastructure would be constantly upgraded to make the teaching and learning environment more conducive.
She explained that education remained a potential weapon with which the government can fight crime, ignorance, poverty, and underdevelopment, adding that the ongoing reforms embarked upon by the present administration would not only improve the State’s quality of education but encourage mass enrolment of pupils of school age.
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