Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has expressed delight at the winning of the annual Spelling Bee Competition by students of public schools in the state, saying that the development was an eloquent testimony that his administration was on the right path to transform the education sector in the state.
Governor Ambode said this on Friday at the Lagos House, Ikeja, while hosting the 16th One-day Governor, Master Olaseinde Olufemi Joshua and members of his cabinet.
According to Ambode, the fact that winners of the competition emerged from public schools in inner communities was a clear indication that public schools in the state are now becoming exemplary citadel of learning.
“I must say that I am impressed about the mixture of the people that we are now celebrating. I can personally say that I did watch the school debate on television and I am very excited that the schools from which the winners emerged are from our inner communities in Shasha in Alimosho, Badagry, Ilupeju and also in Mushin.
“That in itself shows that we are on the right path. We must be able to show that our public schools are exemplary citadel of learning that we can also use to showcase the fact that the future of Lagos is brighter than what we have now,” Governor Ambode said.
The governor, while congratulating the winners of the competition for doing the state proud, said the competition was one of the ways of encouraging younger ones to venture into position of leadership, adding that development would also go a long way in preparing the students for position of leadership in the future.