The Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat stated this today while on an unscheduled visit to some public primary and secondary schools in the state for on-the-spot assessment.
Dr. Hamzat said that the State Government is set to address infrastructure decay in public schools across the state.
He added that the visit was to enable the state government understand the state of infrastructure and know how well the teachers are teaching the students, emphasizing that the Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu administration is prioritizing education sector in the State.
According to the deputy governor, “Our government will do whatever we can do to improve public schools in the State and make sure that public schools are as good as any private school”.
Speaking further, the deputy governor remarked that the state government attached great importance to educating children in the state; and as such places high premium on the environment where pupils .
He added that the state government plans to address some of the challenges discovered during the visit. He said, already the Honourable Commissioner for Education and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education have presented some proposals for consideration which is already receiving attention from the state government.
He noted that the state government is ready to ensure that the best is recruited for the teaching job in the state. According to the Deputy Governor, prospective candidates for the job must be a graduate, have teaching skill/knowledge and must be ICT savvy with ability to teach and do data analysis and not just recruiting anybody as the future of the children they are to teach is very important to the state government.
Addressing the students during the visit, the deputy governor charged them to be determined and explore opportunities in order to achieve their goals and ambitions in life. He added that they can become whatever they so desired only if they face their studies and are serious about it in spite of challenges that might confront them in their quest for success.
Some of the schools visited by the Deputy Governor include Ade-Oshodi Memorial Baptist School, Sura, Fazil-Omar Ahmadiyah Nursery and Primary School, Sura; Dolphin Junior and Senior High Scools and Sura Handicraft Centre all in Lagos Isand.