Lagos State government say it is committed towards implementing new policy initiatives that are geared towards what it called 360 degree initiatives in public schools in the state.
The State Deputy Governor, Dr (Mrs.) Idiat Oluranti Adebule who disclosed this in Lagos today on the occasion of the 6th Anniversary of Uniformed Voluntary Organisations in public schools in the state explained that the initiatives will facilitate the expansion and improvement of a comprehensive and total education of students through equitable access to appropriate functional education and life skills programmes.
“Government will faithfully improve schools’ infrastructure, teaching methods and staff quality to achieve better performance outcomes including the introduction of technology-based teaching learning tools for the senior category of students. This explains why a huge percentage of the budget is committed to the education sector,” she said.
Dr Adebule who supervises the Education Ministry in the State noted that government was convinced that to achieve better education delivery, the cooperation and partnership of all stakeholders including teachers, parents, the media, corporate organisations, individuals and all educational agencies is imperatives hence she called for the support of all the stakeholders.
According to her, the rejuvenation of uniformed voluntary ogranisations in public schools in the State was informed by the commitment to the continued provision of an all-round and a holistic education to the children.
“We believe that it is our responsibility to help them not only to develop mentally but physically, emotionally and socially. The effect of this will be total and well-rounded individuals for the challenges of the global society,” the deputy governor averred.
She explained that since the re-launch, the uniformed clubs in public schools have helped to achieve these goals as manifested in the students’sterling virtues such as discipline, obedience, honesty and leadership traits necessary to prepare them for leadership roles in future.
Dr Adebule added that the voluntary clubs have also enhanced the extracurricular activities in public schools as many student have now become more interested in them which accounts for the increase in membership..
Said she, “as we commemorate the 6th year anniversary of the re-launch today, I enjoin you to continue to be focused on the very essence of the re-birth of these organisations in our schools. To my dear children, just as well all rejoice with you today, I want to advise you to continue to be well-behaved, disciplined and concentrate on your studies in order to justify government investment in you as the center of our education policy in the state.”
The Deputy Governor therefore enjoined all stakeholders including the media and corporate organisations to support and encourage the students to further stimulate their interest and be active in the activities of the clubs.