Lagos promises quality education for every child

By Luqmon Balogun, Lagos

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The Executive chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB, Wahab Alawiye-King has promised that every child within school age will have access to quality education.

Alawiye-King is also seek the support and cooperation of all stakeholders in the achievement of quality education to pupils in Lagos state.

He was speaking during a welcome parley organised by the Board to welcome the executive chairman and other members.

”The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu is very passionate about education in the state so there is need to work in synergy to achieve the required success in the educational sector.

“We must join hands to make Lagos education a better place as we will leave no child behind in the access to quality education…Leave no child behind will be the board work plan mantra,” he explained.

SUBEB operations
The board secretary of SUBEB, Mrs Kehinde Ajimoti welcomed the chairman and board members and presented a brief insight into the operational workings of SUBEB.

Ajimoti said that in fulfilment of the government promise to provide a “meal a day” to pupils in primary 1-3, there is a home grown feeding program which is a collaboration between the Nigerian and state government.

She further seek the support of all members of staffs, educational secretaries, Nigerian Union of Teachers(NUT), Association of Primary School Heads of Nigeria (AOPSHON) and other stakeholders for a successful tenure.

21st century schooling
Temidayo Israel who is a part of the newly inaugurated board stated that the mandate of the board was to make public schools more efficient using 21st century innovations to educate pupils at the basic level.

According to him “Every child that is schoolable must get an education and not just any education but quality education.”

Another board member, Adebayo Adefuye stated that staff welfare would be Paramount in the board’s agenda because the future of the children is in the hands of the educators so there is a need to boost their morale.

He further stressed that the primary concern of the board was on what the pupils learn, how they learn, their psychological state of mind and everything concerning child welfare and development, to produce a better society.

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere