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Lagos To Partner Private Sector To Improve Education

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Williams Babalola

In line with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, the State government has revealed plans to partner with the private sector in order to further transform the educational sector.

The collaboration was disclosed in Lagos on Tuesday during a Public-Private Partnership Dialogue organised by the State Ministry of Education with the theme: Creating A Better Future Through Education.

Speaking on the importance of the collaboration during the engagement with the private sector, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated that it is necessary for private sectors to join the government to hold up the structures saying that the government cannot do it by themselves.

The Governor said his administration was committed to delivering quality education in public schools accross the state by increasing the budgetary allocation of the sector to drive policy to have a performance.

He stated that the government would continue to strengthen partnership with stakeholders and scale up capacity of the educational system through technology, infrastructure development in schools, among others to guarantee a better future for the children.

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The Governor recounted the successes his administration has recorded in the ministry in less than a year of piloting the affairs of the State and reiterated that he will continue to ensure that teaching becomes a competitive discipline making it possible to pass World Class knowledge to pupils.

On her part, the Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, thanked the Governor for his continuous support to the ministry and also disclosed that the aim of the event was to improve on the already existing collaboration between the private and public sector.

Adefisayo assured of the government’s willingness to go on with the partnership in order to achieve its standard educational goals in the state.

While delivering her lecture, Modupe Adefeso-Olateju said every child has a right to basic education and she added that it is a public and private sector concern.

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