By Obinna Amaobi
The Lagos State Government has rewarded 45 outstanding students that emerged winners at the various State Competitions organised to test students’ intellects in core subjects, topical issues and critical thinking.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the Ministry of Education, Secretariat, Alausa, on Monday, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo stated that the students were rewarded for having emerged winners in three major State Competitions, namely: Y2021 Lagos State Schools Debate; Lagos State Essay Writing Competition and the just concluded Lagos State Governor’s Quiz Competition.
Adefisayo noted that the brilliant students are a testament to the improved education system in the State, adding that the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration’s enormous investment in the education sector is no doubt yielding positive results.
According to her, the State Governor has continued to approve various initiatives geared towards improving the educational system, stressing that some of the initiatives are causative factors for improvement in teaching and learning in schools.
“We set goals and we are executing these goals to empower the teachers and students. For the past two years we have been integrating technology in teaching and learning, providing various infrastructure projects across the schools”, she said.
The Commissioner advised the students to be committed to their academics as they are the hope of the State and Nation at large, emphasising that they have to remain competitive and on top of their educational careers.
She also commended parents and teachers for their constant guide, support and role in monitoring these students, adding that the State Government will not relent in its efforts towards providing quality education in schools.