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Lagos Spent N4.8bn On School Infrastructure In One Year-Dr Adebule

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Deputy Governor of Lagos State ,Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule on Friday said N4.8bn was used by the Akinwumi Ambode’s administration in the last one year, to improve the learning environment in the state,by upgrading existing infrastructure and providing new ones in order to create a conducive teaching and learning environment for teachers and pupils , noting that a total of 160 projects was awarded for rehabilitation of schools.
The Deputy Governor of Lagos made this known at a press briefing to commemorate the third year in office of Mr Akinwumi Ambode which took place at the Conference room ,the round house, Alausa Secretariat.
In her address Adebule said ‘ to stem the intrusion of hoodlums into schools, the government began the provision of security infrastructural facilities and perimeter fence construction have been completed in Model College Igbonla, while work is onging in other schools including Model College at Igbokuta.Rehabilitation of classrooms blocks awarded in November 2017, have been completed in four schools while others are at various stages of completion.’
On schools within market areas in Lagos State, Dr Adebule said Lagos is growing and that is affecting everything.According to her Lagos State needs about N35m to remove attached structures from schools , noting that when school children go on holidays all attached structures to schools will be removed. For relocation of market, Dr Adebule said that will be an agreement between the government and the market associations.
The Deputy Governor of Lagos also said in pursuance of government’s policy of expanding access to quality education and her bid to lessen the burden of parents in the academic pursuit of their children and wards, the administration paid WAEC the sum of N714,106,800 for the examination and administrative fees of 49,554 SS III students who sat for the March/May 2017 West African School Certificate Examination in the State.
According to her, in 2017; 67,434 students sat for the Mock Examination while 50,777 students were successful but that only 49,554 remained in government schools as at the time of paying for WASSCE.
Dr Adebule further disclosed that 10,592 pupils wrote the examination for placement into Model Colleges/Upgraded Secondary Schools, adding that 5,530 successful candidates who scored 65% and above were admitted into various Model Colleges/upgraded Secondary Schools in the State for the 2017/2018 academic session.
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