The Lagos State Government has built a total of 126 classrooms across the six educational districts in the state.
During a two-day exercise, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his representatives unveiled some of these classrooms built by the state’s Special Committee on Rehabilitation of Public Schools.
Speaking at Elepe Community Junior High School, Ikorodu, where he commissioned 18 blocks of classrooms, Sanwo-Olu said the exercise was part of the state’s commitment to providing a conducive environment for learning and improving teaching in public schools.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Samuel Egube, noted that the infrastructures include classrooms, laboratories, principal and Vice-Principal en-suite offices, staff rooms, sickbays, a store, and 36 cubicle toilets for male and female students.
According to him, the facilities will address the challenges and inadequacy of existing infrastructure and put the education sector to the global standard for effective learning and teaching.
Also, at Kosofe Senior College, Kosofe, the governor, through the Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr Olalere Odusote, tasked the students and teachers to take ownership of the project so as to ensure its longevity.
At Alimosho Junior Grammar School, Alimosho, Sanwo-Olu, represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sport, Mr Segun Dawodu, said the unveiling was part of the activities to celebrate the inauguration of the new administration on May 29, 2023.
At Government Girls Senior College, Agege, the governor, was represented by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Mr Olusanya Abisola.
Chairman, Special Committee on Rehabilitation of Public Schools, Mr Hakeem Smith, represented by a member, Mr Adebanjo Olusegun recalled that other iconic projects the administration had successfully completed were Elemoro Community Junior Secondary School, Ibeju-Lekki, Vetland Junior Grammar School, Agege and Ogombo Community Junior High School, Ajah.
He said, “We have 18 classrooms prototype block in six schools and a 12-classroom block.”