Lagos Govt Establishes Another 38 Comprehensive Schools


The Lagos State Government has announced plans to establish another 38 Comprehensive Schools across the state.

The plan will see an increase in the number of Comprehensive Schools from the initial pilot of 12 schools to 50 by September.

The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, made the announcement at the sensitisation of stakeholders on Lagos State Comprehensive School Programme.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Education said it was to show the commitment and huge investment of the government in equipping Lagos State school students to be self-reliant and skilled while in secondary school.

Adefisayo stated that the Comprehensive School Programme which commenced in February aimed at tackke the rate of dropout in schools as some students were not in tune with the usual academic curriculum but prefer to learn various skills.

She said, “We discovered and observed that out of every 10 students admitted to JS1 only three make it to SS3, while only one student will eventually excel at the transition exam. This has resulted in an increase in student dropouts in Lagos State.

“The State Government has established partnership with private and international institutions for training, internship opportunities and employment prospects for the students.”

An MOU was recently signed by the Lagos State Government and City of Tampere in Finland.

Already plans are ongoing for some of the teachers to travel to Finland to understudy a similar system that operates in that country,” she added.

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