Lagos primary schools increase to 1,010

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

With the approval, establishment and listing of three new public primary schools, the number of primary schools in Lagos State has been increased to 1,010.

The School Support Services Department under the state ministry of Education listed the schools as Local Government Primary School,Oke-Ishagun/Ikola , Alimosho LGEA, Community Primary School, Abule-Eko,  Ikorodu LGEA and Tsangaya Primary School, Orofun,
Ibeju-Lekki, LGEA.

Speaking on the development, the Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Dr Ganiyu Oluremi Sopeyin noted that it was in line with government’s vision to make qualitative and quantitative basic education available in all parts of the state.

Dr Sopeyin reiterated government’s commitment to free qualitative and quantitative basic education in the state.

“Across the 57 local councils in the state, we now have 1,010 public primary schools, we will leave no stone unturned in making sure that public primary schools are more competitive than private schools,” he stressed.

The Chairman also reminded the public that education remained free up to the secondary school in the state as he urged public school teachers not to levy any pupil or parent.

According to Dr Sopeyin, public school teacher and head-teacher violating the directive would face disciplinary action of the Board.

He also advised teachers to always abide by the rules and regulations governing their profession stressing that the present administration was doing a lot to take education to greater heights.