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Lagos government collaborates with industries on curriculum, 21st century learning

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In aligning school curriculum with 21st century realities, Lagos State government has assured of using technology platforms to teach, assess, test and reinforce learning in conjunction with the private sector and development partners.

It also announced plans to collaborate with industry; Federal Government and academia in updating the school’s curriculum to reflect current and future industry needs, as well as positively influence and reshape the present educational system in the State.Already, in its bid to invest in the education of children and young adults, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the rehabilitation of 60 public schools across the state.

Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo at an interactive session with staff of the ministry said the move would herald a new vista of hope at repositioning education in the state.

“These Schools, 10 from each of the six education districts, are part of the effort and impact- driven activities in kick-starting transformation in the sector aimed at improving standard and quality of education as well as education management in Lagos State.The commissioner said the rehabilitation may not take-off until all due processes, including procurement, are fully completed and strictly adhered to by all parties involved.

She added that the present administration has resolved to introduce measures aimed at addressing three broad critical issues affecting education in the state; the need to upgrade the teaching profession, the curriculum and school infrastructure, adding that government will ensure that public schools in the state are made number one nationally and must compete globally with much-needed skills, while preparing for the jobs of tomorrow. She enthused that the government is desirous of promoting knowledge transfer and co-creating workable and functional models for taking the sector to an admirable heights.


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