To entrench inclusivity in the educational sector, Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Education has given approval for the establishment of 173 Private Schools across the five divisions in the State.
Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo made this known while issuing the letters of approval to the beneficiaries; at a ceremony held at the Ministry.
She noted that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was passionate about partnering with critical stakeholders in the private education sector. Noting that this serves as a solution to take education in the State to the next level.
Lagos state Partnering with Private Schools
There is a great increase in the number of schools in the private sector. However, the gap between demand and supply shows the need for more schools. The Commissioner shared that Lagos needs more private schools. This will enable the State to cater to the ever-increasing educational needs of a fast-growing city like Lagos.
According to the commissioner, “Signaling his interest at the beginning of this administration, Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s slogan, Igbega Ipinle Eko Ajumose (taking Lagos to the next level is our joint task) reveals his deep commitment,”
In addition, the Commissioner urged all school owners to reflect excellence in their service delivery. She went on to explain the need to include 21st-century skills in teaching methods. This will guarantee provision for all special students, employing only qualified teachers, and encourage digital literacy.
Mrs Adefisayo urged all school owners to reflect excellence in their service delivery. Furthermore, she asked them to integrate 21st-century skills into their teaching methods and to make provision for special students.
She urged school owners to employ only qualified teachers, emphasise digital literacy and adhere to the recommended curriculum for teaching.
Similarly, the Director, Private Education, and Special Programmes, Mrs. Adetutu Adebowale stressed that the need to maintain an acceptable standard. According to her private schools can not afford to fail in their supportive role. This role according to her is needed to move the sector to a greater height.
Mrs Anidebe Chinyelu requested the State Government to always make the new curriculum available on time. She also explained the need to update the current curriculum. Furthermore,
In addition, Captain Femi Olaiya urged the Ministry of Education to utilize all available media to share the criteria for granting approval to school owners.
Source: PM News
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