The Lagos State Government has reaffirmed plan to transform the educational sector through the empowerment and training of teachers.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu restated the plan while inaugurating the State Primary Education transformation initiative known as Excellence in Child Learning and Education Programme, EKOEXCEL in Agidingbi Ikeja.
An initiative of the current administration in the State, the EKOEXCEL is aimed at developing a highly-skilled teaching workforce through training, support and motivation of teachers to succeed in the classroom of tomorrow and enhance the State Basic Education curriculum thereby empowering children to compete effectively in the world of work.
Already, Over 3,000 primary school teachers from 300 public primary schools have been trained under the Pilot Scheme.
Governor Sanwo-Olu who said his administration was not paying lip service to the repositioning of the educational sector, drew attention to the increase in budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Education and promised to continue massive investment in the sector.
The Governor said: “As a responsible government, we will continue the massive investment in this sector, with the training and retraining of our teachers, making the sector more ICT compliant, exposing our teachers to international best practices as well as ensuring that our schools become a destination for work and learning”
He said outstanding Head teachers in all the local governments and Council development areas would be recognised and rewarded with cars, while free eye tests would be conducted for all teachers and those who need glasses would be given free of charge