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We ’ll eradicate out-of-school children syndrome in Lagos, says Sanwo-Olu

By Gbenga Salau
31 August 2022   |   3:00 am
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, said that his administration would commit more resources to ensure that all out-of-school children in the state returned back to school.

Governor Sanwo-Olu. Photo/facebook/jidesanwooluofficial

Pledges to increase education sector budget

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, said that his administration would commit more resources to ensure that all out-of-school children in the state returned back to school.

He also promised to collaborate with stakeholders in the education sector to register more schools that would be monitored by the government to check how they are impacting the students.

Sanwo-Olu, who gave the charge at the opening session of the 2022 Lagos State Education Summit, with the theme, “Creating a sustainable Fit-For-Purpose Education Model,” said that the state government had invested immensely in the education sector in the last three years, stressing his administration’s commitment to continue to prioritise the development of the sector through an increase in the budget.

“This government has completed over 1,000 education projects in the last three years. We are also happy because the summit came at the right time when the state has recorded improvement in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) results from 40 per cent to 80 per cent.

“We are not paying lip service to education; we are taking it seriously. Education has continued to receive an increased budget in our administration,” he said.

The governor, who joined the event virtually, added that his administration had improved the learning environment and promised to do more in the coming years.

In her welcome address, Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, said that the need for Nigeria to take cognisance of a fit-for-purpose education model becomes imperative to protect the future of the country.

Adefisayo stressed that the summit was organised to find solutions to myriad of problems that needed to be resolved in the education sector.