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Lagos SUBEB seeks more private sector support for education


Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin

Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin

Executive Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin, has again underscored the need for the private sector and good-spirited Nigerians to be actively involved in the education of the Nigerian child.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony of the newly remodelled Nathan Nursery and Primary School, Surulere, by a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Bunmi Adedayo Foundation (BAF), Sopeyin said there are about 1010 primary schools in the state and all hands must be on deck to ensure they function optimally.

He commended the foundation for their humanitarian gestures in the state’s education sector, adding that the project is the second school to be renovated and furnished by BAF in less than one year.

He said, “We will continue to remember BAF for their good work, they are reliable partners in the state and has made tremendous impact in ensuring qualitative primary education in a befitting environment. We need more private sector support so as to move education to a greater heights.”

Chairman, Board of Trustees of the foundation, Mrs. Olayinka Pamela Adedayo, remarked that the foundation through its school improvement scheme is committed to strengthening primary education in the country. She noted that BAF will continually partner with government, corporate organisations and good-spirited Nigerians to bring about development in the public primary schools.

The scope of the renovation carried out by BAF, she explained covered reconstruction and painting of the school building, provision of furniture and cabinets, creation of new and modern toilet facility, provision of pipe borne water and 300 sets of uniform for the pupils.

“In line with BAF’s holistic approach to the academic development of the Nigerian child we would engage the teachers in a highly impactful, rigorous and continuous professional development to ensure a sustainable improvement in the learning outcome of the pupils,” she added.

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