LASG To Establish Comprehensive PPP
Lagos State Government has concluded arrangements to establish comprehensive schools across the state using public-private partnership (PPP).
Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education disclosed on Wednesday in a statement issued by the state Ministry of Education.
She said that the intervention was aimed at providing suitable career path for students based on their profile of intelligence, intellectual and skill competence.
“The essence of establishing comprehensive schools is to produce students who can fit into the workplace requirements.
“This is fit for purpose plan in addition to the current education system that will provide opportunities for employment and path to entrepreneurship,” Adefisayo said.
Adefisayo explained that the initiative would give students opportunities to maximise either academics or skills acquisition.
According to her, the initiative would reduce the increasing rate of school dropout and actively engage the students in their various skills interest.
“The additional knowledge gain will positively give them source of living while still in school and encourage them to be employers of labour,” Adefisayo added.
Meanwhile, she called for stakeholders’ views and opinions toward actualising the vision as the engagement is also expected to collate manpower needs of private organisations.
She said that it was also to see how students of the proposed comprehensive schools can add value to these organisations to reduce the rate of unemployment in the state.
Thereafter, she solicited partnership and involvement of all Public-Private stakeholders, emphasised the plans of the state to kick-start the project in 2022.