As part of continual efforts towards creating opportunities for students to
compete in several competitions amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the
Lagos State Government has organized another Virtual Schools Debate
Competition (Season X).
Disclosing plans for the grand finale at her office today, Honourable
Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo informed that the
Schools Debate Competition is aimed at developing students in the art
of public speaking/oratory, boosting their self-confidence, thereby
preparing them for leadership positions in the future.
Mrs. Adefisayo expressed that this year’s edition of the debate will be
held virtually, thereby imploring parents/guardians to enable their
children have access to the competition via Zoom and Facebook, adding
that students representing Education Districts and various schools
across the State have already competed at the preliminaries for a place
in the grand finale.
According to the Commissioner, viewers can watch via live streaming on
Lagos State Ministry of Education’s Facebook page @lasgeducation or
YouTube @Education LASG. She noted that the Grand Finale will be
held on Tuesday 3 rd of November, 2020 at 10:00am.
Also commenting on the debate, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Education, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja stressed that the virtual initiative is in
line with the Education and Technology Agenda of Governor Babajide
Olusola Sanwo-Olu’s Administration. “The adoption of technology has
further enhanced teaching and learning process in Lagos State.” She