Lagos wins best basic education award

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

Team Lagos came 3rd at the Inter-School debate.

Lagos State Universal Basic Education has been adjudged the best in
the entire south-western of Nigeria.

This came to the fore in Minna, Niger State, northern Nigeria, where the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, (SUBEB), Dr Ganiyu Sopeyin received the award at an event in which ‘Team Lagos’ came third in the Inter-SUBEB Schools Debate Championship.

Team Imo and Anambra States came first and second at the debate championship.

Dr Sopeyin attributed the feat to improved standard of the Lagos State basic education by the present administration, while affirming government’s commitment to further take basic education in the State to an enviable height.

Niger State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Fatima Mandugu presenting the award to Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin.
Niger State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Fatima Mandugu presenting the award to Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin.

“Education in the state would achieve greater quality and competitive advantage as promised by the present administration; based on empirical statistics available, the level of education in the State is improving with the provision of education facilities, teachers’ welfare and training, construction and rehabilitation of schools and employment of teaching staff as approved by the State government,” Dr Sopeyin stressed.

He promised that the State government would not relent in its efforts to promote the gains being achieved, but rather continue to consolidate on the existing mutual understanding and
cooperation between the State and other stakeholders in the education sector.

Other winners at the championship includes the Chairmen of the State Universal Education Boards of Kastina, Cross-Rivers, Taraba,  Anambra and Niger States.

The Championship organised by the President‘s Schools Debate Nigeria in collaboration with Universal Basic Education Commission and SUBEBs also marked the 56th Independence Anniversary Inter-SUBEB Schools Debate Championship National Final and Awards Ceremony.

 Team Lagos receiving their award.

Team Lagos receiving their award.

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