Foundation Of New Model School In Ojo
State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday said his administration has
awarded contract for the construction of eight new blocks of classrooms as well
as the renovation of 174 existing blocks of classrooms and the construction of
perimeter fence in various schools to enhance security.
Governor, who spoke at the Foundation Laying ceremony of the New Model School
in Awori College, Ojo, said the government has also commenced the supply of
over 40,000 students’ furnitures on a quarterly basis to clear the identified
shortfall of 160,000.
Ambode, who was represented at the ceremony by his Deputy, Dr. Mrs. Oluranti
Adebule expressed optimism that the sustained efforts of his administration to
improve on the quality of teaching and learning environment would positively
impact on the performance of students.
noted that performance of students in the last West African Examination Council
(WAEC) conducted examination was most assuring and an indication that the State
was moving in the right direction.
Governor said, “Today we are introducing a new model of block of classrooms in
our public secondary schools. This edifice, apart from aiding teaching and
learning, will compare favourably with high school structures in leading
countries of the world.
from the aesthetics value, the new structure is capable of enhancing security
of students, staff and schools materials in the face of the recent security
breaches in our schools. It would comprise 36 classrooms, library, staff rooms,
multipurpose hall, laboratories, principal/Vice Principal’s offices and modern
toilet facilities for both junior and senior schools.”
He assured students in the State that his administration was
committed to building a future of great opportunities, possibilities and
prosperity through the provision of qualitative education that is consistent
with the demands of the 21stcentury.
He enjoined the students to embrace the opportunities being
provided by showing serious commitment to their studies and shun all negative
values that could hinder their dreams.
“Let me assure all parents that we will continue to do our very
best to ensure that our schools are safe from intruders. We have put in place
measures to secure our pupils, students, teaching and non teaching staff. Our
standards are high and we will continue to make them better,” the Governor
the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, said that the words and
actions of Governor Ambode about education has spoken loud and in unequivocal
terms about his passion to ensure the provision of high quality education that
is accessible to all learners through effective and efficient management of
resources for the attainment of self reliance and socio- economic development.
Also, Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on
Education, Hon. Lanre Ogunyemi, urged residents to appreciate the government’s
prompt response to anything that has to do with education and future
development of youths in the State, adding that the priority being accorded
education in the state, particularly by the Ambode-led administration cannot
but be applauded.
He said though other states of the federation find it difficult
to pay teachers’ salary, the reverse was the case in Lagos as Governor Ambode
pays salaries of staff, teachers inclusive on the 22nd of every month.
“This present administration recently employed more that 1,300
teachers and is about employing another 1,000. All these and other achievements
were made possible due to good managers and able lieutenants at the helm of
affairs as far as education is concerned,” Ogunyemi said.


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