The Lagos State Government says quality education is a right and not a privilege. It is now working very hard to provide it.
The Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Ganiyu Sopehin stated this at the commissioning of some blocks of classrooms in Badagry area, in the state.
He assured that the State Government was already looking into the issues and problems confronting primary school teachers.
While admonishing the efforts of the Badagry Local Education Authority, Dr Sopeyin charged the Authority to do more in regard to teachers and head teachers’ motivations.
“Some of our teachers and head teachers need to change their attitudes to work and toward our children, while some are extremely good and deliver the job with passion and diligence,” he said.
He added that retreats have being organized by the administration, so as to move basic education forward, stressing that the State had been adjudged the best in the provision of universal basic education and could not afford to rest on its oars.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of Badagry Local Government Education Authourity, Mrs Abiodun Adebayo, had urged the teachers to reciprocate the government gesture by being punctual in their duties and to maintain facilities.
The benefitting schools of the blocks of “13 + 1” classrooms plus Head teacher’s Office and Toilets are the Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary School, Araromi Ale and Magboro Primary School, Magboro in Bagagry.