The Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King has acknowledged the impressive improvement in the numbers of new enrolees into State Primary Schools under the present administration.
Alawiye-King attributed the remarkable increase in the absorption of out of school children into Lagos State schools to the introduction of the Eko Excel initiative.
Speaking at a workshop organised for Education Secretaries in Lagos State on Wednesday at LASUBEB office in Ikeja, Alawiye-King said that for the State government to maintain and sustain the pace of improvement in primary schools, all stakeholders must be well trained and exposed to international best practices.
He stressed that the workshop was organised in response to the emerging trends and need to comply with the technological advancement that would make education stakeholders align with the goals of the Eko Excel initiative.
According to the Chairman, the training will be a steady and continuous one as it is set to provide quality teaching and learning in the educational sector.
On his own part, the Chairman, National Association of Education Secretaries, Mr. Olalekan Majiyagbe attested to the fact that Eko Excel has made clear cut improvements since its introduction to both teachers and pupils in State primary schools.
He stated that the application of technology to the promotion of teaching and learning is very practical and yielding results, hence the increase in the number of newly enroled pupils.
In the same vein, the Policy and Partnership Director for Eko Excel, Mr. Ayodeji Okewunmi emphasised that the Education Secretaries are key to the implementation of the Eko Excel programme being the bridge between the headteachers and education administrators.
In his words, “This initiative and workshop emanated from the need to bring these stakeholders up to speed and feed them with the right information so that they can have the capacity to manage and support the teachers and help them deliver effectively”.