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LASG urges stakeholders on improved academic session



Mr Abayomi Abolaji, the Permanent-Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Basic Education, has emphasised the need for increased efforts from parents, teachers, and students in the upcoming academic session.

In an interview with our reporter on Tuesday in Lagos, Abolaji said that these efforts would play a vital role in enhancing the development of education in the state.

According to him, the action aims to foster a collaborative approach among all stakeholders in the education sector.

It was reported that with the new harmonised academic school calendar, all schools in Lagos State will resume for the first term in the 2023/2024 academic session on Monday, Sept. 4.

Abolaji stressed the importance of active participation from parents in supporting their children’s education, employing effective teaching methods by teachers, and fostering dedication and commitment to studies from students.

Abolaji said, ‘In September, we will be starting a new academic calendar; 2023/2024 session, and we urge parents, teachers and even the students to continue to contribute their quota.

“Our parents, we know times are tough, but let’s remember that these ones are our future and it is most important that we plan and lay a good foundation for them.

“I, therefore, urge them to keep on assisting in all the way that these children need to fly, as they need us to provide them with that wing and air to flap the wing in order for them to sower.

“So, putting all of these together, our parents should realise that what they are doing now is security the future of these children and ensuring that their future is not truncated.”

He noted that collective effort would help the education system in Lagos State to be further strengthened.

According to him, this will lead to better educational outcomes and a brighter future for all.

The permanent-secretary applauded teachers for their commitment and described the profession as a noble one, and encouraged them to do more for the students.

He said that the Lagos State Government (LASG) values, appreciates and recognises contributions of teachers,  noting that they are key stakeholders to development of education in the state.

“We can attest that the Lagos State Government, under Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, year-in year-out encourages them, supports their aspirations, sending them on workshops, training, retraining.

“Previous year, Gov. Sanwo-Olu gave out Saloon cars last year, it was upgraded to 13 SUV’s and this year we are preparing same even where our teachers will be rewarded.

Similarly, he called on the students to take advantage of efforts put in by the government and parents, while advising them to face their studies, shun truancy and gangsterism as they prepare for the new academic session.

He noted that the LASG had been living up to the task of ensuring smooth and quality academic activities by giving free education, putting up structures and providing teaching materials.

“To our students, to who much is given, much is expected, the State Government is pulling efforts and parents are providing, so they must match all these gestures of the government and their parents.

“They should be ready to come on board to study, listen to their parents and teachers, open their hearts to learning both at home and in school, ” he added.

Millicent Ifeanyichukwu

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