The management of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said it will consolidate on the successes recorded by its Academy through the Internship program, by reaching out to more youths in the forthcoming year.
To achieve this, the agency said it has developed an e-learning platform where people, especially young adults can enroll, be taught and get professionally certified in Solid Waste Management.
The management noted that if the young ones are taught early on standard waste sorting and disposal practices, it will help to correct the wrong perception about waste management and change the attitudes of the people thereby creating a clean and enabling environment for all.
The LAWMA Academy’s E-learning Platform was live to people to access on Monday 8th November 2021, and would be fully operational starting from the next academic year expected to commence in January, 2022.
Furthermore, to facilitate waste and environmental education in primary schools across the state, the collaboration between LAWMA and the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LSUBEB, has ensured that pupils in government as well as private owned primary schools within the Lagos metropolis are taught proper waste management.
Also, LAWMA has signed partnership agreement with notable academic institutions such as the Lagos State University, LASU, University of Lagos, UNILAG, and the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB), Abeokuta as well as several industries, local and international professional and research bodies such as Access Bank, Law Union & Rock, SafeEnviro, Chartered Institute of Waste Management, (CIWM) UK, among others.
The MD/CEO of LAWMA, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni in a statement, said that these partnerships are delibrate and strategic.
He noted that the Academy is well structured with a rich curriculum such that students from tertiary institutions all over the nation and even beyond, can come to get knowledge about waste and environmental management.