…trains 28,000 final students in employability skills
Lagos State Government on Friday, disclosed that not about 1,097 school infrastructures were built across 970 schools in the last two to enhance sound education across the State.
Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo disclosed this during the ongoing ministerial press briefing to commemorate the second year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration.
According to her, in addition to the 1,097 projects, the state government also construct and rehabilitated 322 dilapidated public schools, while 87,000 dual purpose units of furniture were supplied to primary and secondary schools.
The Commissioner explained that the construction works comprise everything that would make the schools complete. The works, according to her include, blocks of classroom, fencing, furniture, security towers among others.
She further explained that the state government had specification on its infrastructures, noting that this was done through Lagos State Infrastructure Asset Management Agency (LASIAMA).
While commenting on the methodology being used to ensure adequate security in schools, Adefisayo said the ministry work with the police command, students, teachers as well as the host community.
She promised that another round of commissioning would kicked off before the end of the second half of the year.’
Also speaking the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr Tokunbo Wahab said that 28,000 students were trained through its job initiative skills designed for final year students and those in penultimate classes aimed at equipping them with essential skills that would make them relevant and their services essential in the labour market.
He added that through the Jobs Lagos Initiative (JLI), 8’000 final year students and those in penultimate classes across the state owned tertiary institutions have been trained in different employability skills, including; entrepreneurship, work readiness tools, software skills, market aligned courses among others to make them suitable for employment and be competitive in the global market.