The Lagos State Government has reaffirmed its commitment towards infrastructural development of all schools within the State and making the environment more habitable and conducive for teaching and learning, just as it noted that more schools will be built for communities in the riverine and rural areas to give residents access to quality education.
Disclosing this on Friday in Epe, during a site inspection tour of projects being executed by Mr. Wale Raji, Member House of Representative, Epe Federal Constituency, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, expressed the State Government’s commitment to ensuring that all school structures are in good condition, adding that the Ministry is working with the various communities in providing school infrastructure, furniture and efficient teachers.
Adefisayo spoke extensively on the need to educate the younger generation in a bid to give them a better future, where they can be independent and contribute positively to the development of the State.
“We have been doing a lot of rehabilitation of schools, supplying furniture, providing access to the internet, distributing learning mobile devices and, most importantly, ensuring we recruit more teachers and train them for best practices as we owe these kids responsibility of preparing them for the future”, Adefisayo enthused.
The Commissioner, on behalf of the State Government, appreciated Raji for his kind-heartedness and contribution to the Education Sector, stressing that the projects will go a long way in enhancing learning outcomes and creating additional classes for the students.
Commending the establishment of an ICT Centre for the children, she maintained that the initiative is in line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Education and Technology Vision, soliciting for more support from stakeholders in the revitalisation process of the Education Sector.
Responding, Mr. Raji revealed that it is essential to give back to the society, especially in view of the need to educate the citizenry, saying “When you educate the youths, you are preparing them to face the challenges of the future and proffer relevant solutions to them”.
He emphasised that his constituency projects are mainly focused on education, welfare and empowerment of Epe residents, urging political and private stakeholders to collaborate and support the State Government in achieving its goals, as it is a collective responsibility to the Society.
The Lawmaker applauded the Lagos Government for its relentless efforts towards providing a conducive atmosphere for teaching and learning, pledging to do more.
Some of the projects being executed by the lawmaker in the constituency include provision of Blocks of Classrooms, Furniture, VIP Toilets in various schools, New Dormitory and an ICT Centre.