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Lagos private schools get August 10 registration deadline

 

The Lagos State Government has given all owners of private schools in the state two weeks to register their institutions.

This came as it restated its commitment to offering quality education to its citizens.

The Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, made this known in a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Mr. Adesegun Ogundeji, on Wednesday.

The need to redefine the criteria for the delivery of quality education in the state, Adebule said, prompted the fresh directive.

According to her, the exercise, which ends August 10, will enable the government to know all the education service providers in the state.

The move, she added, would ensure the provision of quality assurance regulation with a view to improving their learning outcomes.

She noted, “The government owes responsibility to all pupils and students in the state whether in public or private schools, accredited or yet to be approved, to ensure that they are not half-baked.”

Adebule also explained that the target of the initiative was not to frustrate school owners but to help them to grow and operate in conducive environment.

Meanwhile, the state government is set to recruit 1,000 teachers to boost teaching and learning in its schools.

Adebule said this at a seminar for employees of the Post-Primary Teaching Service, organised by the Teachers’ Establishment and Pensions Office.

“We are recruiting 1,000 teachers, who will strengthen teaching and learning in our schools. We are addressing the issue of inadequate of teachers in our schools and more teachers will be placed in classrooms. The governor is very sensitive to the plight of teachers in the areas of capacity building and in providing adequate welfare packages, which would serve as motivation,’’ she said.

The Permanent Secretary, TEPO, Mrs. Sewanu Amosu, said there was little knowledge on healthy living, adding that it could be a contributory factor to ill health among teachers.

Amosu, who urged teachers to cultivate a clean environment at home and in school, noted that the seminar was to educate them on healthy living.

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