-As Ajasa Odualabe Community Junior School gets a facelift with repairs.
As part of the activities marking the second anniversary of Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu in office, a newly completed 18 blocks of the classrooms in Alagbado Junior Grammar School and renovation of Ajasa Odualabe Community Junior School, were commissioned today, in the Alimosho area of the State.
Mr Governor, who was ably represented by the Honourable Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Pharm (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, stated that the multi-level ultra-modern buildings are part of the infrastructure projects completed by the Ministry of Education under the Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project (LMDGP), which is covering 970 basic and secondary schools across the State.
Gov. Sanwo-Olu said his administration’s intervention in education was predicated on revamping the learning environment and introducing technology to raise quality and deliver excellent results.
He said education remained one of his Government’s building blocks to achieve its vision of Greater Lagos, adding that the projects would further strengthen the effort to achieve the goals in the “Education and Technology” pillar of his T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.
He said: “The move to actualise our Greater Lagos vision is hinged on delivering quality education as building blocks. We flagged off the upgrade of infrastructure in schools to deliver 300 classrooms, including seven new hostel blocks across our boarding schools.
He recalled that about a week ago, the State Government had commissioned four-storey buildings of 18 fully furnished classrooms each in Fazil Omar Senior High School, Iwaya, Yaba; Onike Girls Junior High School, Onike-Iwaya, and Igbobi Junior High School, Somolu. The fourth school project is in Akintan Junior Grammar School on Clegg Street, Surulere, where the Governor opened a single-storey building of 12 fully furnished classrooms with administrative offices, library, laboratory, toilets, and water supply systems in each of the schools.
According to him, “We aggressively embarked on these projects to accelerate our children’s access to world-class learning environments, thereby providing requisite facilities and security in the schools that cut across Education Districts and Local Government Councils. All of these efforts are taken to expand access to quality education for our children irrespective of their location.”
In complementing the facility upgrade, Sanwo-Olu said the State Government had started to roll out fibre optics across the State-owned schools to aid learning in high-speed Internet connectivity.
Before the end of the month, the Governor said broadband Internet infrastructure would be completed and commissioned in 100 schools selected for a pilot scheme
He promised to continue to improve the standard of education and quality of teaching personnel to make Lagos schools a positive reference point.
He said: “The infrastructure being put in place in our schools would amount to nothing if they were not complemented by competent, dedicated and passionate teachers. I assure all parents that the standard of education will continue to rise and we will not stop until Lagos schools become a positive reference point across the globe.”