The Lagos State government has reaffirmed its commitment to infrastructural development of public schools by making their environment more habitable and conducive for teaching and learning.
It also promised to build more schools, particularly in the rural and riverine communities, so the residents could gain access to quality education enjoyed in urban centres.
The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, gave the assurance during a site inspection tour of some school projects in Epe, facilitated by a federal lawmaker representing Epe federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Wale Raji.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen by the Head of Public Affairs Unit of the ministry, Mr Kayode Abayomi.
According him, the projects totalling about 12 in different schools on the Epe axis, comprised blocks of classrooms, furniture, modern toilets, dormitory and information communication technology (ICT) centre.
Speaking further, the commissioner said the state government was making frantic efforts to put its schools in good shape in terms of buildings, classrooms and staffrooms, furniture and teachers.
She harped on the necessity to give quality education to the younger generation to prepare them for economic independence, as well as responsible life in the future.
She commended the lawmaker for his contribution to the education sector in the state, saying the projects would boost students’ learning outcome.
While asking for more support, she called on other stakeholders to support the state government in the revitalisation process of the sector.
Speaking at the event, Mr Raji echoed the imperativeness in giving quality education to children and the youths to adequately equip them to become societal problem-solvers, now and most importantly in the future.
He urged other stakeholders to support and collaborate with the state government towards making Lagos a smart city.
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