BY OLASUNKANMI AKONI

LAGOS—At least 15, 000 pupils of public primary schools in Lagos state have been discovered to have various level of visual impairment after thorough screening.
According to the state government, 91,000 pupils of public primary schools were recently screened for eye test, out which 76,000 have no visual impairment.

This was disclosed at the launching of the Lagos State Expanded School Eye Health Programme and Vision corridor, aimed at addressing eye defects among pupils, at the Olusosun Primary School, Ojota, Lagos.
Governor Babatunde Fashola, speaking at the launching of the programme, said that was why the state government launched the vision corridor to help detect students with eye defect.

According to him: “We started with the building of classrooms and training of teachers and now, we are going into the classrooms to see what is happening inside. This is part of the things that we discovered was wrong and we have device measure to correct it immediately.”

 

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