By Amaka Abayomi
Lagos—The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Adebule, has reiterated the state government’s commitment to providing quality education to all children in Lagos State particularly special needs children.
Speaking at the third quarter stakeholders’ forum of Private School Owners, organized by the Office of Education Quality Assurance, Lagos State Ministry of Education, the Deputy Governor said the state’s development plan of 2012-2025 desires that 100% of children in Lagos State attend basic school by 2025; reduce classroom-student ratio at JSS and SSS from 1:70-80 to 1:30 by 2020; while each school will have sporting facilities, portable water and safe sanitation by 2020.
Appreciating the critical role played by the private sector in achieving the desired results from government’s policies, Adebule said the state’s mandate is to ensure that education remains free up to the secondary school level and accessible to all children in the state.
“We want to ensure that updated guidelines on establishment and operations of private schools are available.”