The Lagos State government has banned the hosting of parties and social functions in public schools in the state. It says anyone who violates the order will be brought to justice.
Speaking at a press briefing to unveil the state’s roadmap for the education sector in the fiscal year, yesterday in Lagos,the state Deputy Governor, Dr.Idiat Adebule, said the heads of public schools at all levels had been directed to henceforth put a stop to allowing their school premises to be used for parties.
The deputy governor also noted that the free meal project of the state government was largely dependent on the Federal Government.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr.Obafela Bankole while sharing the plans of the state government for the sector, said the recruitment of 1,300 primary school teachers was ongoing and that model schools with necessary facilities would be built across the state. He, however, said the initiative would start with 10 schools.
He added, “We are working on introducing ‘Ibile tablet’ to be distributed to our pupils, starting with secondary schools and each of the tablets would have the curriculum of studies in them.
“Also, there will be Personal Identification Number for all pupils in Lagos State and we are promoting access to knowledge by upgrading public libraries in the state. As a matter of fact, we are planning to build the biggest digital library in the world, and the project would soon commence. We are looking at between second and third quarter of the year.”
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