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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

SAICO embarks on inspections of 74 public primary schools in Epe Division


By Idris Olukoya

Epe(Lagos state), Nov. 16, 2023(NAN) Mr Shittu Idowu(SAICO), Education Secretary, Local Government Education Authority, In Epe Division, has embarked on an inspection of the 74 primary schools within the Divisional area to substantiate the level of educational progress of the pupils and the teachers.

Idowu disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), in Epe, on Thursday.

He said that the development became necessary to ascertain the educational advancement of the learners.

He added that part of the inspection was to confirm the classroom facility status where teaching and learning takes place. 

"If the classroom environment is not conducive for learning, It will affect the cognitive ability of the pupils.

"It is important to embark on this inspection to ensure that all the needed facilities, educational materials, and classroom environment are in place to enhance the educational standard of the students, " he said.

According to him, the school inspection has been ongoing since assuming office a year ago. It is a continuous exercise and we are still on it until we get a desirable result. 

Idowu said that part of his administration plans and evolution was to improve staff welfare to boost their productivity and output, training and re-training of staff, school inspections, staff disciplines among several others.

The education secretary commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for investing hugely in the education sector.

"This present administration led by Gov. Sanwo-Olu has done so much in improving the educational standards of the pupils through provisions of basic amenities needed in the schools.

"This administration had provided standard infrastructure,  educational materials, and other teaching and learning tools to enhance the education sector across the city, this is commendable, " he said.

He added that as, "Oliver Twist" the education sector still needs more government attention in the area of provisions of utility vehicles for LGEA directors, staff incentives, more teachers in public schools, and many others.

The education Secretary also appreciated Gov. Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat for the appointment of Dr Shittu Hakeem as the new Executive Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board(LASUBEB)

"Ever since the assumption of office, Dr Shittu Hakeem, has sent out the Board engineers to access the state of the office of all Education Secretaries in Lagos State for necessary renovations. 

"Employment of Teaching Staff which has been in the pipeline was also actualised, " he said.

Idowu urged fellow education stakeholders across the state to support the government in the provision of other essential amenities needed in public schools. (NAN)(



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