Curb Proliferation Of Substandard Private Schools- Lagos Assembly Tells Sanwo-Olu


Members of the Lagos State House Of Assembly have called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to curb the proliferation of substandard private schools in the State.

The lawmakers made the call during plenary session on Thursday while debating a motion moved by the Chairman, House Committee on Education, Hon. Sanni Okanlawon, in celebration of Teachers’ Day.

In the motion, Okanlawon said teachers has contributed to everyone’s success and should be celebrated.

Contributing to the debate, Hon. Abiodun Tobun ( Epe 1) called for special allowance for primary and secondary school teachers to attract quality individuals to the profession.

Hon. Bisi Yusuff ( Alimosho 1), called on the state government to address the teacher-student ratio, while Hon.Kehinde Joseph (Alimosho 2) appealed to the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to resolve the crisis so that the universities can reopen.

In his comments, Hon. Ibrahim Layode ( Badagry 1) said the government needed to ensure that schools on the city outskirts should be of a standard to encourage teachers to be deployed there.

Other lawmakers suggested various means of making teaching an attractive profession.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House, Rt (Hon) Mudashiru Obasa, said that teachers should enjoy their rewards while alive, and that could only happen if teachers were treated well in service and retirement.

Obasa said the government must ensure that schools are conducive to learning and teaching despite the challenge of the state’s increasing population.


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