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  • Updated: January 09, 2023

School Resumption: Lagos Education Commissioner Urges Students To Build On Past Achievements

As schools reopen for the 2nd term of the 2022/2023 academic session o Monday, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, has encouraged pupils and students across the state to build on the previous term's accomplishments.

According to a statement by the Commissioner on Sunday. this move will corroborate the government's investment in line with the promised qualitative, inclusive educational legacy for global competition. 

“I enjoin you to strive and rise to greatness with the opportunities provided through quality education, show your ingenuity and creativeness and continue to be receptive to digital learning.

“It is also expected that you will all aim higher for better performance in the last two terms of the 2022/23 academic session.

“The resumption comes with individual nostalgia and hope for another exciting 12 weeks, which will come via knowledge sharing and guidance of our hardworking teachers,” she charged.

Adefidayo recalled that some students participated in and won national and international events in Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics competitions, promoting their exposure as future scientists.

“Majority of you made us proud in 2022 individually as a pupil/student or as representatives of your various schools; we are also excited that you all remain receptive to all our interventions and initiatives in the education sector,” the Commissioner said.

On the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s contribution, Adefisayo said, “His passion for quality education is visible through over 1,400 projects in all our schools across the state, some of you are witnesses to the commissioning of major landmark projects either by the governor or his representatives.

The Lagos Commissioner added that the ministry has undertaken a number of projects to improve education in the state, including the construction and renovation of schools, the provision of new furniture, the creation of a school with sports facilities in Elemoro, and the implementation of a technology-driven modular school model in Vetland

Adefisayo listed the takeoff of a digital learning initiative called 'Eko Excel' to retrain teachers and bridge the education gap, which includes skills acquisition, aims to produce a skilled workforce.

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