LASG seeks collaboration for quality education

By Adeola Ogunrinde

Lagos State government has emphasized the need for stakeholders’ collaboration in the educational sector to enhance the quality of education in the state.
Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Jamiu Alli-Balogun stated this when commissioning a block of classrooms and 1,000 furniture built donated by Port Terminal Multipurpose Limited, (PTML) to Amuwo Odofin Junior High School, Mile 2.
The building was handed over on Tuesday to the Commissioner on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu by the Managing Director, PTML, Ascanio Russo.
The commissioner commended the company for its Corporate Social Responsibility, (CSR), adding that the company has brought smiles on the faces of the students and the community.
“Education is about collaborative efforts. A school has been transformed to a modern school,” he said.
Alli-Balogun called on other private companies to partner with the government in various sectors such as health, education among others.
He also cautioned the principal and teachers against damaging the facility, urging them to maintain it.
The Commissioner  warned all teachers in the state owned public schools to desist from collecting money from students under the guise of organising extra lessons for them within the school hours.
He noted that some teachers are fond of using the extra one hour between 1pm and 2pm set aside by the government for extracurricular activities to organise lessons for students and collect money from them.
The managing director, PTML, Ascanio Russo said “The company is deeply committed to social responsibility, with a particular focus on education and environmental stewardship, as well as a sign of our dedication to creating a positive impact on both the community and the environment”
He commended Sanwo-Olu for his support in making the project a reality.
Russo further mentioned projects done by the company at government schools in Mile 2 to include construction of 502 meters long and 7 meters wide interlocked access road within the mile 2 school complex in 2021, construction of a standard  drainage system within the school complex, renovation of some classroom blocks and rehabilitation of blown off roofs of some classroom blocks at the school complex.

Others include; Donation of computers and printers to all the six schools at Mile 2 community, installation of a new 50 KVA transformer that supply power to Amuwo Odofin Senior and Junior Schools. 2022, among others.

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