Lagos Assembly urges governmen to curb proliferation of substandard private schools
The Lagos State House of Assembly has urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to provide a more conducive environment for teachers in the state.
The Assembly, which tasked the state government to ensure that private schools meet up with necessary requirements before they are granted approvals, urged the governor to ensure prompt payment of pensions to retired teachers to celebrate them for their roles in society.
The lawmakers made these requests at plenary to celebrate teachers on the 2022 World Teachers’ Day.
Chairman of the House Committee on Education, Sanni Okanlawon (Kosofe 1), in a motion, appreciated the efforts of teachers in the state.
Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti-Osa 2), who supported the motion, said the reward of teachers should be enjoyed while they are still alive.
Also, Abiodun Tobun from Epe called for special allowance for teachers to attract quality individuals into the profession.
A lawmaker, representing Alimosho, Bisi Yusuff, urged the state to address the teacher-student ratio.
The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, while reacting to the lawmakers’ contributions, implored the Ministry of Education to regulate the proliferation of substandard private schools to curb poor educational output.