The Honourable Commissioner for Education in Lagos State, Mrs
Folasade Adefisayo has disclosed that a total of 3000 Primary and
Secondary school teachers were recently absorbed into the teaching
workforce of Lagos State in a bid to boost and the capacity of the
existing workforce thereby provide quality education.
Addressing newsmen at the annual Ministerial Press Briefing of the
Ministry held at the JJT Park, Alausa Ikeja on Tuesday, the
Commissioner noted that the Education Sector which represents the
3rd Pillar of the THEMES agenda of the present administration has
witnessed tremendous improvements, placing high premium on
quality of teaching and learning in all schools in the State.
According to her, various workshops and trainings were also
organised for teachers drawn from the various Education Districts
including the Special Needs Education Division as improving capacity
and welfare of schools’ personnel remains paramount to the present
The Commissioner while presenting the activities and achievements
of the Ministry also pointed out that the Ministry remains a critical
the success factor for the socio-economic development of an emerging
the economy that encourages responsible citizenship, development of
human capacity and the crucial support for a transition into a
Adefisayo revealed that the Lagos State Government’s plans for
Education is being executed along with key strategic areas under the
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (BOS) Education Transformation Plan
2020 with initiatives and intervention projects.
She intimated that the Ministry had embarked on the construction and
upgrading of Public Schools’ infrastructure across the State with the
completion of 6 blocks of 92 classrooms in primary schools and 3
blocks of 54 classrooms in secondary schools at different parts of the
State which is aimed at easing classroom congestion while ensuring
capacity development and welfare of students. “In addition, the State
the government under the Universal Basic Education Commission
(UBEC) and State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) intervention
projects also commenced the delivery of 10,164 furniture and 60,000
chair table units to public schools statewide.
She added that Governor Sanwo-Olu had approved the establishment
of well-equipped standard science laboratories in 11 State Senior
Secondary Schools and 5 Government Technical Colleges including
the repair and rehabilitation of 60 selected schools.
She further hinted that in the last year of the present
administration, the Ministry of Education has instituted better school
governance, administration and also improved the quality of primary
education with the Pilot launch of the EKO-EXCEL (Excellence in
Child Education) programme which is an initiative of the Lagos State
The government aimed at transforming teaching and learning in all State
Primary schools with the training of 4,400 teachers and social officers
in January 2020. “The Eko Excel initiative is already operational in
300 public primary schools in the State.
“The State government also provided two new buses, laptops,
photocopying machines to Basic Education Quality Assurance
Officers for monitoring of Primary schools.
“We have improved capacity and welfare of students, our students
have continued to emerge tops at several competitions nationally and
internationally clinching medals and trophies for the State.
Competition like the JETS Competition, World Robot Olympiad held at
EDUTUS University Gyor, Hungary and the Chinese Bridge
Proficiency Competition to mention a few,” she stressed.
The Honourable Commissioner stated that with Covid-19 pandemic,
the Ministry has ensured that the Students remain engaged by
organising electronic learning and teaching platforms through Radio, Television and the Internet. “Besides, a total of 135,445 pupils are
being fed one meal per day in 976 schools across the State through
the Home Grown School Feeding Programme which is presently on-
Adefisayo further stated that the administration has invested so much
in technology as a learning aid while setting up a support Team of
Technology Professionals to support its teaching workforce adding
that, the Ministry has reviewed the Nigerian Curriculum and integrated
it with the 21 st Century skills while the Year 2020 major Book Review
She, however, reiterated that the Ministry organized 2020 the Public
Private Partnership (PPP) Dialogue, a strategic initiative aimed at
partnering with stakeholders, Public, Private and Non-Governmental An
An organisation that are passionate about improving the Quality of
Education in the State in a bid to establish and leverage impactful
She concluded by expressing the readiness of the State Government
through the Sanwo-Olu – Hamzat led administration to ensure the
revitalization of the sector making it more effective and efficient for
the attainment of self-reliance and socio-economic development of
our great State.