Stakeholders proffer solutions to sector’s challenges
Improved infrastructure, skills acquisition, training programmes and public-private partnership are some of the key ingredients necessary to tackle the challenges confronting the education sector.
Besides, the quality of teaching and learning, as well as the quality of school leadership are crucial to the sector’s growth.
Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, Lagos State, commissioner for education who disclosed this in her office said students who could not proceed in their education should be assisted to succeed in their chosen vocations.
According to her, the realisation of the goals in the sector is dependent on critical factors especially the quality of teaching and learning, as well as the quality of school leadership.
On her part, the permanent secretary, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja enjoined the school heads to brainstorm on the best options that could serve as practical solutions to the challenges confronting them in discharging their duties and present a position paper to the state government for implementation.
Speaking on behalf of the All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), the president, Alhaja Folasade Moronkeji, identified the challenges to include acute shortage of teachers in public secondary schools; inadequate infrastructure, particularly in the junior schools; inadequate funding of BECE practicals and lack of sponsorship for international conferences among others.