By Blessing Chukwu
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on the private sector to collaborate with his government in order to upgrade the quality of education in the state.
The governor made the call, according to a statement on Saturday, during a summit organised by the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Investment in Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, said there would be several concession opportunities for private organisations that will participate in the collaboration.
He said, “This administration recognised the need for an educational infrastructure that complies with the demands of the 21st-century while technology must support teaching and learning in schools to help prepare pupils for current and emerging realities.
“As such, the state government counts on the support of the private sector to provide a 21st-century-focused professional in all spheres.”
The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, in her presentation, disclosed that the government had spent about N23.62bn on construction and upgrading of public school infrastructure in the last three years.