2022 Lagos Budget: “Education Is One Of Our Biggest Investments” – Sanwo-Olu

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2022 Lagos Budget: “Education Is One Of Our Biggest Investments” – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday said his administration will continue to grow education after identifying it as one of the biggest investments in the state.

Sanwo-Olu had on Wednesday presented a total sum of ₦1.3 trillion to the State’s Assembly, tagged the 2022 Budget Of Consolidation to the state House of Assembly.

Speaking on education on his Facebook Page, he said “Education is one of the biggest investments we can make to secure the future of Lagos State, in terms of guaranteeing a continuing spirit of innovation and global competitiveness.

“Our efforts in this regard are focused on infrastructure renewal and the digitization of teaching and learning, capacity building among our teaching personnel and their welfare.

“We have, working with the private sector, successfully provided, and distributed to our students over 27,000 additional mobile and MP3 devices preloaded with the approved curriculum, to enhance learning conditions and take us closer to our goal of a truly 21st century megacity.

“Our flagship Eko Excel Program has so far trained 15,000 teachers on the delivery of lessons through electronic tablets, equipping each teacher with a tablet.

“We have also rehabilitated 322 dilapidated public schools, provided 87,000 units of dual composite furniture for 775 primary and secondary schools, in addition to the provision of 300 classrooms and 7 new hostel blocks.

“We have made significant contribution to the growth of the education sector in the State with the commissioning of over 1,097 school infrastructure projects covering 970 schools across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas.

“We have also successfully tracked over 4,500 out-of-school pupils in the State and re-integrated them into formal education.

“Our new Security Improvement Programme (SlP) in the State’s public schools, especially in the model colleges and the boarding schools, will secure our children in their learning environments and boost the confidence of parents and guardians.”

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