The Lagos State Government has built a total of 126 classrooms in six education districts in the state.
During the two-day exercise, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his representatives unveiled some of the classrooms built by the state’s Special Commission for the Restoration of Public Schools.
Sanwo-Olu, who commissioned 18 classrooms at Elepe Community Junior High School in Ikorodu, said the work was part of the state’s commitment to provide an enabling environment for learning and improving teaching in public schools.
The governor, represented by Economic Planning and Budget Commissioner Samuel Egube, noted that infrastructure includes classrooms, laboratories, suite offices of the principal and vice-principal, staff rooms, infirmary, shops and 36 cubicle toilets for male and female students.
According to him, these facilities will address the challenges and deficiencies of the existing infrastructure and bring the education sector up to global standards for effective learning and teaching.
Furthermore, at Kosofe Advanced College, the Governor of Kosofe, through the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Olalere Odusote, has asked students and teachers to take ownership of the project to ensure its long-term viability.
At Alimosho Junior Grammar School, Alimosho, Sanwo-Olu, represented by Youth and Sports Commissioner Mr Segun Dawodu, said the unveiling ceremony was part of the celebrations for the inauguration of the new government on May 29, 2023.
At the Government Women’s Senior College, Governor Agege was represented by Agriculture Commissioner Mr. Olusanya Abisola.
Mr Hakeem Smith, Chairman of the Public Schools Redevelopment Select Committee, represented by a member, Mr Adebanjo Olusegun, recalled that other landmark projects successfully completed by the government included Elemoro Community Junior High, Ibeju-Lekki, Vetland Junior Grammar School, Agege and Ogombo Community in Ajah junior high school.
“We have prototype blocks of 18 classrooms in six schools and one block of 12 classrooms,” he said.