To ensure continuous motivation of the workforce towards the enhancement of quality teaching and learning, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board organized a get-together for school managers across the state on Friday, 13th May, 2022, at Olusosun Primary School, Oregun, Ikeja. At the ceremony, the Executive Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King commended the administrators for their diligent contributions to the delivery of basic education services in the state. He noted that the essence of the gathering is to appreciate the educators for their conscientious dedication to pupils in Public Primary Schools and to charge them to remain committed. In his remarks at the gathering, he applauded Mr. Governor for the upward review of running cost to schools, adding that, the fund to be disbursed is to ensure a conducive learning environment for effective teaching and learning activities. He stated that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is committed to the welfare and well-being of teachers in the state, urging them not to rest on their oars but to continue to discharge their duties with a high sense of responsibility. Alawiye-King also appreciated the Commissioner of Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo for her tireless efforts in the realization of the giant strides in basic education. Comrade Hassan Akintoye, NUT Chairman Lagos State, commended the state government on the increase in the running cost, adding that the increase will boost effective service delivery in schools. Chairman AOPSHON (Association of Primary School Headteachers of Nigeria), Comrade Olukayode Edun appreciated the State government for the recognition given to the school managers. He thereafter pledged continuous selfless service to the pupils and the state in general on behalf of his colleagues.
As part of efforts to ensure smooth running of public primary schools, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board met with Basic Education stakeholders today in anticipation and readiness for the disbursement of increased schools running cost to be released for better and effective utilisation. The upward review of running cost to schools was done at the behest of Mr. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu with the support of the Hon. Commissioner of Education. Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo to ensure the attainment of a conducive learning environment for effective teaching and learning activities. At the meeting which had in attendance Board Members, Directors, Education Secretaries, Executives of Association of Primary Schools Head Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON) and the Chairman of NUT, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King- the Executive Chairman LASUBEB, stated that the gathering is premised on the desire to ensure judicious use of the increased running cost. He added that the welfare and well-being of the school is very paramount to Mr. Governor, noting that school managers should ensure effective utilization of the boosted fund released for schools maintenance. While addressing stakeholders on the collective effort made in realizing the review, he urged them to map out an action plan to ensure accountability of the funds expended on school management. Alawiye-King noted that the fund disbursed to the school is to ensure effective maintenance of the school and its environment. He noted that it is not the quantum that matters but the effective management of the limited resources. Comrade Hassan Akintoye, NUT Chairman appreciated Mr. Governor for the upward review in the running cost to schools. He stated that the increase will boost effective service delivery in schools, adding that the union will ensure that the fund is spent judiciously on its intended purpose.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, received the Zonal Director, UBEC Southwest Zone and other delegates from the Universal Basic Education Commission at LASUBEB’s Board room on Wednesday,13 April, 2022 on a working visit to the Board. The Zonal Director, Dr. Mrs. Aishat Abdul who led the delegation, stated that the purpose of the visit is to synergize and familiarize with the Board, exchange ideas and also map out strategies in evolving basic education in Lagos state and southwest in general. She commended the Lagos state government on its giant strides in up-scaling basic education in the state, adding that the use of technology in classrooms and welfare for teachers and pupils has made it a pacesetter amongst others. Dr. Abdul noted that UBEC and SUBEBs have been actively addressing various challenges facing primary education whilst laying her prayer on advocacy, dialogue, partnership, teachers training, and sensitization for effective Universal Basic Education policy implementation. While doting her points at the meeting, she stated that the rate of out–of–school children in the region is alarming, coupled with security challenges. Hence, there is need for state to be proactive in addressing these challenges. At the reception, the Executive Chairman, LASUBEB - Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, appreciated UBEC for its contributions to the development of basic education in the state. Responding to some of the issues raised, Alawiye-King noted that the Board values partnership and collaboration necessary to achieving the social goal of quality basic education for all. He averred that the Board functions on a celar mandate and has its standard operating procedures. LASUBEB Chair expressed that Mr. Governor has been supportive in empowering the workforce of the Board, through various trainings and also investing in perimeter fencing in schools, as well as inter-agency collaborations to ensure a safe learning environment. He equally noted that a Special Committee on Rehabilitation of Public Schools has been resuscitated to massively and aggressively address infrastructural deficit in the sector. His words "Digital integration and infusion into our educational system have enhanced teaching and learning outcomes in our classrooms." He asserted that over 7000 children have been kitted with back-to-school materials and enroled into public schools under the project zero initiative, a strategy deployed to drastically reduce the menace of out-of-school children in the state.
The State government on Tuesday, 22nd March 2022, commissioned 5 poultry pens under the Lagos State Agriculture Education Programme (LASAEP) in Public Primary Schools. The commissioning took place simultaneously at five (5) Primary Schools, namely: Obele Primary School, Itire; Community Primary School ii Egan, Alimosho; Roman Catholic Primary School, Ipakodo; and Methodist Primary School, Gberigbe. The construction of the poultry pens in schools is aimed at inculcating farming into young ones. LASAEP is a programme approved by Mr Governor to compliment the efforts of UBEC in revamping agricultural education. Six schools benefitted from the construction of the Pens with the supply of birds as encapsulated under the mantra “catch them young”. While five pens have been completed and are being commissioned, the poultry pen at Christ Central Primary School, Mushin LGEA is still under construction. In his remarks at Obele Primary School, Itire, Surulere, the Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King explained that the UBEC Agricultural Education Training Programme (AETP) initiative to 51 schools has been vibrant and attractive to learners in 11 Local Government Education Authorities, with different enterprises such as crop farming, fishery, animal husbandry and poultry. He averred that the involvement of pupils in farming will not only contribute to economic development, but resuscitate agriculture in the learning environment and also promote agricprenuership in the state. “I encourage the learners to take full advantage of this programme and build lifelong skills, that will be useful to them in the nearest future. I also urge the school manager and teachers to see to it that the pen is well utilized and supervised” Alawiye-King said. Mr. Abidemi Iwajomo, the Poultry pen consultant, testified that the positive interest showed by the pupils has projected a greener pasture in farming, urging the pupils not to rest on their oars in acquiring farming skills, for it is a profession that is contributing majorly to the development of the nation.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board today, 10th March, 2022, received the Executives of the Association of Primary School Headteachers of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter. The delegation were received at the LASUBEB Board room by the Executive Chairman and Board Secretary. Comrade. Edun Olukayode, Chairman AOPHSON who led other members, commended the Board on its huge investment in education and the attendant welfare and wellbeing of public primary school teachers. He laid a prayer for the upward review of running costs used in maintaining the schools, adding that the current allocation is grossly inadequate to meet the upkeep demands of the learning environment. The Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King thanked the delegation for their efforts at imparting our pupils and seeing to the day-to-day affairs of schools. He noted that the upward review of the running cost is imminent. He stated that the members and management of the Board recently met with the Executives of Conference 57 to seek their support towards the upward review of fees paid to schools at the grassroots. He added that the Board is frantically taking steps and engaging stakeholders to ensure that the review is actualized in the shortest possible time.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board met with the delegates of the Universal Basic Education Commission during the 2nd Quarterly Nationwide Monitoring of Y2020/2021 Federal Teachers Scheme. Federal Teachers Scheme is an intervention of the Federal Government to support school services across states. The scheme affords interested teachers the opportunity to teach in Public Schools for two years. At the meeting, the Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King appreciated UBEC on the various interventions provided for basic education in the state. He noted that “education is a social good, the demand outweighs the supply, therefore, there must be interventions from time to time. However, if these interventions are not properly monitored, it may lead to chaos in the system. We thank you for the interventions you have been providing.” Alawiye-King stated that the Board has a special way of employing teachers who are not only academically sound but professionally qualified for teaching, adding that the federal teachers are equally giving priority during public primary school teachers recruitment in Lagos State. The Executive Secretary UBEC, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi who led the team from Abuja, stated that the meeting is to address the challenges facing the scheme and also exchange ideas on the sustainability of programme. He commended the Lagos State government on its innovative Programmes and interventions which has contributed immensely to the development of basic education in the state. While exchanging ideas and experiences with the beneficiaries and headteachers of public primary schools, Bobboyi commended the 99 beneficiaries of the 6th set of the scheme, for their exemplary performance and effective contributions in the four corners of the learning environment, noting that Lagos state has always been a pacesetter amongst others. He urged the teachers not to rest on their oars and promise to provide solutions to some of the challenges outlined in the session.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board on Monday, 20th February commemorated the International Mother Language Day at the Board’s multi-purpose hall, Maryland, Ikeja. Mother Language Day is observed annually as announced by UNESCO on 17th November 1991 to promote, preserve and protect all languages used by people in the local and international parts of the world. In his address, the Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King stated that the day formally recognized by United Nations General Assembly is being marked to promote cultural diversity and multilingualism worldwide. He noted the event which had various education stakeholders themed “using technology for multilingual learning: challenges and opportunities” had exposed the role of technology in the development of quality teaching and learning. Hon. Alawiye-King added that the deployment of technology into basic education in the state is not only yielding positive outcomes, but is also indicative of the greener pastures in teaching and learning. He mentioned that the Board had partnered international and local bodies in the promotion of native languages and the development of early grade reading materials for the expansion of quality indigenous language teaching and learning materials in the state. Mrs. Sherifat Abiodun, Board Member, averred that mother language develops a child’s personal, social and cultural identity. Therefore, she urged parents and guardians to speak their local dialects to their wards, for it helps grow critical thinking and literacy skills in them. The Board members, Directors, Teachers and Pupils were dressed in their traditional outfits and also participated in various indigenous competitions.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board on Thursday, 10th February, 2022, rewarded outstanding teaching and non-teaching staff with various home appliances. The Merit Award was held at the Board's Multi-Purpose Hall, Maryland, Ikeja. The awardees comprised of staff drawn from the Headquarters, LGEAs and Primary Schools. Speaking at the ceremony, the Head of Service, Mr. Muri Okunola, ably repesented by Mrs Anike Adekanye, TG/PS District II noted that the essence of the gathering is to recognize those who have served the state diligently and conscientiously. He appreciated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the unwavering commitment to the motivation, welfare and well-being of employees. He commended the Board for her giant strides towards the development of basic education in the state. Muri-Okunola congratulated the awardees and urged them not to rest on their oars but continue to exhibit high sense of responsibility, commitment and unalloyed loyalty in the discharge of their duties. Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, Executive Chairman LASUBEB, stated that the 66 awardees were selected based on merit, after a thorough written and oral screening process. “It is a day of the acronym R.A.C.E, we are here to Recognize, Appreciate, Commend and Encourage them to continue to do their best" the SUBEB Chair said. Awardees include - Best Headteacher: Lawson Margret, Best Assistant Headteacher: Owolewa Musiliu, Best Teacher: Ogunbowale Olasunkanmi and Best Pupil: Abass Malik amongst others. Prizes won included refrigerators, Smart TV, microwaves, water dispenser amongst others.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board in collaboration with the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission held an experience sharing workshop for South West SUBEBs. The 2-Day workshop which was hosted by Lagos SUBEB, commenced on Wednesday, 26th January 2022. The meeting had in attendance Chairmen and Board secretaries from Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Lagos SUBEBs and other relevant stakeholders including a civil society organization – CSACEFA(Civil Society Action Coalition on Education For All). Recall that DAWN Commission was set up by the Governments of the Southwest States of Nigeria as the institutional and programme management body to midwife their Regional Integration Agenda. The aim of this gathering as encapsulated in the theme was geared towards improving instructional classroom delivery, for effective teaching and learning outcomes in the Southwestern region of Nigeria, particularly basic education. Mr. Adebayo Adeyemi, the representative of the Lagos State Commissioner of Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo noted that the Lagos State government has a lot of model operation in effective classroom management that may be studied and replicated in other states for better learning outcomes across the region. Speaking at the Forum, the Dean of SUBEB Chairmen Forum and Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King noted that the significance of partnerships and collaboration in education cannot be underscored. "Knowledge sharing sessions such as this will definitely stimulate cultural changes and innovation, which will, in turn, aid us to better performance as education providers and better our society," he said. He added that it is crucial to expose learners and teachers to digital education for the future of learning is digital. The Director-General, DAWN Commission, Mr.Seye Oyeleye appraised the Boards on the roles played in partnership and collaboration on improving basic service delivery in the southwest. He stated that the region is one of the most advanced in education in the country, “Education is a critical development pillar that is essential to every single society, it prepares children for the future,” he said. He urged participants to key into the various innovations shared and draw lessons from each other. The Keynote Speaker, Mr. Muyiwa Bamgbose while addressing on good practices in classroom management, noted that the existing traditional methods of classroom is mostly focused on compliance, adding that the present times call for a change in the narrative of teaching and learning. He added that technology-aided learning environment will create enhanced cooperation and engage learners and teachers better as well as modify learning styles for better outcomes.
As part of efforts to provide qualitative universal basic education in a conducive learning environment across all public primary schools, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board held a collaborative meeting with the Executive Members of Conference 57, an umbrella body of all Chairmen in the twenty local governments and thirty seven local council development areas in the State. At the meeting which had in attendance Chairmen of Local Governments, Education Secretaries, the Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye – King who led the Board Members and Management staff appreciated the council leaders for their immense contributions to the advancement of basic education in the state. While engaging members of Conference 57 on the activities of the Board, Alawiye-King laid a prayer on the welfare and well-being of pupils in public primary schools and sought their support on the areas of safety and security of schools, eradicating of shanties around the schools, infrastructural renewal, prevention of land encroachments, incentives for teachers in rural communities, amongst others. Alawiye- King pleaded for their support in maintaining and securing an inviolable environment for teaching and learning, with the request for synergy on intervention projects by the local governments. He stated some of the state government's programmes such as EKOEXCEL, which is gradually upskilling teachers for better learning outcomes, as well as the Project zero initiative designed to tackle the menace of out-of-school children by re-enrolling children that have dropped out of school or who are at the verge of dropping out of school back to the falls walls of learning by providing them with back to school materials. He sought their cooperation in eradicating illiteracy in their localities, by advocating non-tolerance for out-of-school children and promoting enrolment into public schools for access to free basic education. Hon. Kolade Alabi, Chairman of Conference 57 Lagos State, averred that the Chairmen are ready to synergize with SUBEB in improving and upscaling basic education in the state.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board cheered teachers at the maiden edition of the Long Service Award ceremony organized for teaching and non-teaching staff of the Board, which took place at LASUBEB multi-purpose hall, Maryland, Ikeja on Friday, December 17, 2021. The Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye - King, explained that the gathering was held in appreciation of the staff for their conscientious and meritorious service to the State government and the pupils in the state. Hon. Alawiye-King disclosed that the event initiated by the Board was consented to by Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu due to his passion for the workforce in the basic education sector and to also appreciate their efforts in contributing to the transformation of education in the Lagos State. “We are here to celebrate, commend and encourage them to continue to do their best. I congratulate all the awardees, they should continue to conscientiously do their job, be focused and more dedicated in their service delivery. To whom much is given much is expected”, he said. Board Member, Dr. Saheed Ibikunle, reiterated that the occasion held for the educators and the non-academic staff was graciously approved by Mr. Governor to appreciate the service providers in the basic education sector. “This gathering here today is a milestone, we are celebrating a career milestone, it will serve as memorabilia because we so much appreciate their contributions in making basic education in the Lagos State a pacesetter amongst others, particularly during the unforeseen emergence of the pandemic in the state”. “If the sector is not well handled and managed by them with their wealth of experience, it wouldn’t have gone far as it is today’’ he added. Representative of the NUT Chairman Lagos State, Com. Ayetoba Gbenga showered his gratitude to the Lagos state government for celebrating the teachers, adding that it has been a long time request of the association from the state government. He urged the members of the union to shun all kinds of illegalities and obey the code of ethics guiding the profession in the state.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board on Thursday, 2nd December 2021, celebrated retired Public Primary School Teachers at LASUBEB multi-purpose hall, Maryland, Ikeja. At the event which had in attendance various education stakeholders, the Executive Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King disclosed that the maiden celebration of teachers' last day in office is to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of outgoing educators in the growth and development of our future leaders and the state in general. While celebrating them, he extolled their efforts in promoting basic education in the state during their period in service. He commended the teachers for the resilience, support, and care exhibited during the unusual situation that the pandemic foisted on education. He thereafter charged educators in service not to rest on their oars, but to continue to work efficiently and effectively, to adequately harness the state's investment in the education sector. Alawiye-King appreciated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for approving the event and seeing to the welfare of all teaching and non-teaching staff in the state. He assured that the occasion will be commemorated annually. Mrs. Rhoda Ayinde, a recently retired Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Establishments, Training, and Pensions urged the retirees to take charge of their finances, noting that they should focus on their needs and not wants. She also advised them to pay more attention to their health and live a restful spiritual life. The Board presented a gift to the immediate past NUT Chairman, Comrade Adedoyin Adeshina, and other retirees.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board on 1st December 2021, celebrated Counselors in Public Primary Schools in the state at the annual Guidance and Counselors award/end of year party ceremony. The event took place at Agidingbi Primary School, Agidingbi, Ikeja. The event, aimed at rewarding hardwork, had in attendance Members of the Board, Education Secretaries, Nigeria Legion Corps and other education stakeholders The Executive Chairman of the Board, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, while delivering his opening remarks, appreciated the burden bearers for providing succor to the pupils in overcoming emotional, academic and social challenges faced in and outside the four walls of learning. The SUBEB Chair, ably represented by Mrs. Adedoyin Sherifat, Board Member, stated that their contribution in the education sector has not only improved learning among pupils but also supported them in regaining their confidence and self-esteem. She noted that their advocacy against molestation and support for children's rights in schools is greatly helping children stay safe and sane in their learning environment. Mrs. Abosede Adelaja, retired permanent secretary, implored the confidants not to rest on their oars but continue to put in their best in discharging their duties. Cultural activities were displayed by the pupils and awards were presented to outstanding officers.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board received the delegates of the Lagos State House of Assembly Correspondence Association on thursday, 21st October, 2021 at LASUBEB Board room, Maryland, Ikeja. At the reception, the Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King appreciated the group for the visit and their support during his tenure as a Lawmaker in the house. He noted that partnership is part of the sustainable development goal, adding that the Board is open to collaboration for promotion and improvement of basic education in the state. “For us to have a better world, we need structured and constructive engagement between the Board and the stakeholders” he said. The delegate lead, Mr. Lanre Adesanya, Chairman LAHACA stated that the purpose of their visit was to strengthen the relationship of the association and also use their platform to project and boost the activities of the Board. He commended the Board for the swift development and improvement in the basic education system. He added that the Board's project zero initiative is providing succour to children of the vulnerable in the state. Adesanya and his team called the Board's attention to some public primary schools lodged with hoodlums around its environments and also advocated for more inclusive units for challenged children in the state. He commended the Board on its relentless effort in driving the education sector forward and also pledged their support by keeping the Board informed and showcasing her activities on their platforms. Alawiye-King responded that the Board is committed in upholding its mantra of leaving no child behind and also carrying all stakeholders along in all its activities. "For us to have a collective impact, we need a collective action. I charge you all to take ownership of the public primary schools around you for us to achieve a common goal”, he said.
The Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King said this at the just concluded 4-day training organized for special teachers on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and utilization of UBEC materials held at LASUBEB's Multi-purpose hall, Maryland, Ikeja. The workshop is organized by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board in partnership with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC). The UDL model enables teachers design and teach their subjects with the aid of instructional materials, in ways that make learning useable and accessible to all learners. Alawiye-King noted that the goal of the workshop which commenced on Monday 15th November 2021 is to doff all barriers to learning, and also allow challenged pupils to be independent, develop a sense of belonging, and improve cognitive growth. “Every Pupil matters, every child counts to us in Lagos State, it is the Board's responsibility to provide free, compulsory basic education, regardless of background and ability, that is why this programme is being organized for our special teachers. This is to ensure that they are equipped to facilitate the knowledge we are trying to instill into the pupils” he said. Alawiye-King disclosed that the training is in line with the education transformation drive of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's ’s THEMES agenda (Education and Technology). Dr. Saheed Ibikunle, Board Member in charge of School Support Services, stated that the training is designed to provide baseline knowledge for critical thinking in learning, which will in turn promote quality, equitable education with lifelong learning amongst pupils in public primary schools. He urged the participant to take advantage of the training for productive use.
At the quarterly meeting of UBEC Management with the Executive Chairmen of SUBEBs in Nigeria with the Theme: Enhancing Access, Equity and standards in Basic Education Through Technology- Driven Initiatives held at Benin City, Edo State between 15-18 November, 2021, the Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King was elected by his colleagues, as the Dean ( Chairman) of the Forum of SUBEB Chairmen in Nigeria. Alawiye-King, an adherent of digital transformation in basic education sector, was a two term Honourable member of Lagos State House of Assembly, where he served as Chairman House Committee on Education, Science and Technology. A team player in the actualization of Education and Technology pillar of the THEMES AGENDA of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration in Lagos State. His appointment as the Dean is equally in recognition of his giant strides and various pacesetting innovation in the Basic Education in Lagos State.
To curtail the increased numbers out-of-school children(OSC) in the state, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation on Monday, 15th November, 2021. During the visit led by the Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye – King and Members of the Board, he disclosed that the purpose of the visit is to seek the Ministry’s support in achieving its mantra of leaving no child behind in accessing basic education, by tackling the menace of OSC in the state. He revealed that curtailing the number of children out of school goes beyond the distribution of school kits, adding that the Board observed that most children drop out of school due to socio-economic reasons. Alawiye-King pleaded with the Ministry to provide succour to the parents of these children of school age through its various empowerment initiatives, for this will boost enrollment and retention rate in public primary schools. “Education is a social good, the demand always outweighs its supply, as such, there must be some sort of intervention, but if the intervention is not structured, coordinated and managed,it can further lead to imbalances” he said. The SUBEB Chair also sought the Ministry’s support in combatting cases of violence against children in society, particularly child labor, molestation, and rape. The Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Cecilia Bolaji Dada responded by pledging her support in the aspect of empowerment for parents of the pupils, adding that the Ministry is always ready to partner with the Board in addressing issues related to violence against the children amongst other issues bedevelling children
To maintain a healthy school environment in state public primary schools, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board organized a workshop themed “Role of Health Officers in the organization and administration of school health programme” for health officers across the 20 Local Government Education Authorities. Speaking at the workshop, the Executive Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King stated that the training is to equip officers on best practices in securing a healthy learning environment, and maintaining teachers and pupils well-being. He noted that health officers are the bridge between the school and the community, since often times information reaches the community through the pupils. He furthered that “...school health is an important aspect of a healthy community and a healthy school is a state of complete physical, mental and spiritual well-being... the global pandemic is still very much around us and for us to contain it, we must continue to empower health officers in our schools", he said. Alawiye-King furthered that officers will be educated on modalities in carrying out their duties professionally in terms of medical and nutrition screening, health education, inspection of the school environment, amongst others. Mrs. Sherifat Abiodun Adedoyin, Board Member, LASUBEB added that the training will equally prepare the officers on how best to tackle cases of unforeseen health issues, when it arises at their various LGEAs. The facilitator, Dr. Adekitan Alexandra, disclosed that the workshop will enlighten the officers on identifying and resolving health hazards at their various LGEAs.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board wishes to inform the General Public taht her invitation to electronic bidding from eligible and qualified bidders for the constructions of Blocks of Classromms, Rehabilitation of Blocks of Classrooms, Provision of Borehole, Supply of furniture for Public Schools, Procurement of Equipment and Tools, and Procurement of Pickup Trucks 4WD publicized in two National Dailies (The Punch and The Nation) on the 5th October, 2021 that was scheduled to close on the 20th October, 2021 has now been rescheduled to close on Wednesday, 27th October, 2021 due to logistic reasons and to enable bidders enough time to respond adequately. Signed: The Executive Chairman Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board Maryland Schools Complex, Maryland, Ikeja
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board on Monday, 11th October, 2021, sensitized intending contractors on E- procurement process of bidding at LASUBEB multi-purpose hall, Maryland, Ikeja. The gathering, themed emphasis on contractors’ response on E- procurement processes is aimed at informing and enlightening intending contractors on processes of electronic procurement, implementation of e-tendering, e- publishing, e-bidding and e-Award models in bidding for the Y2019/2020 UBEC/LASUBEB intervention projects. Hon.Wahab Alawiye-King, Executive Chairman, LASUBEB stated that the process is to cede the extant bureaucracy prevalent with the manual procurement process. He explained that the introduction of e-procurement platform is to eliminate excessive physical interactions, deepen the implementation of projects, workability and effectiveness of procurement and also speed up the delivery of critical projects in the state. While commending Mr. Governor for establishing the electronic platform under the third pillar of the THEMES agenda (Education and Technology). He furthered that it will encourage accountability, transparency, competition, fairness and value – for money. Alawiye-King noted that the process will ease business transactions between government and stakeholders with service providers in procurement cycle to conduct business engagements from their comfort zones. He urged the contractors’ to take advantage of the meeting for clarification and also follow the due process as contained on the platform. Director General, Lagos State Public Procurement Agency , Mr. Fatai Onafowote ably represented by Mr. Akintunde Moruf Subair stated that the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is poised in running an inclusive government adding that the e-bidding system is encrypted, interactive and can be accessed from any part of the world.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board just conluded a 4-day training exercise for Budget, EMIS and Evaluation officers on advance Microsoft Excel and Office 365. The training exercise which commenced on Tuesday, 21st September, 2021 is aimed at equipping officers on introduction and application of UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) Software, introduction to Family life HIV/AID indicator (FLHE) with monitoring and evaluation reporting templates. Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King stated that the retreat was organized to enhance effective and efficient Education Management information and to address issues on budget, monitoring and evaluation of service delivery. He noted that data gathering will help the basic education sub-sector consolidate on the gains in the area of digitalization, adding that it is one of the key factors in achieving the 3rd pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, Education and Technology of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration. He stated that data capturing helps in unveiling intelligent and sharper decisions, adding that it is the process of building a model which will assist in outlining the future direction of the Board. Alawiye-Kng furthered that data analysis is mathematical, practical and oral in contrast, noting that the integration of technology has strengthened learning and teaching activities in public primary schools. “With rapid changes and development in the Nigeria Education System and indeed global ICT recently, it became more compelling for us to converge and assess our challenges and strategize for better planning, research and statistics activities” he said. He charged them to take advantage of the workshop for it will address the shortcomings on data collection, analysis and aid the presentation of timely and reliable educational report for planning in making management decision.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board has sought the collaboration of the Surveyor General's office in the fulfillment of the mandate of creating a conducive teaching and learning environment. During the visit to the Surveyor General at Alausa, Ikeja, the Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon.Wahab Alawiye-King appreciated the office for it's effort in maintaining and securing government's assets in the state. He explained that the Board is committed to providing a safe school environment for pupils, adding that for it to manage the 1,017 public primary schools and every other assets related to the Board in the state, there is need for proper identification. The Board sought the assistance of the Surveyor General in securing titled documents of school lands and the determination of school boundaries. "We identify that what belongs to everybody belongs to nobody, we must be in charge, as managers,we must take ownership in order to avoid mismanagement of government assets..." Alawiye-King said. Surveyor Olutomi Sangowawa, Surveyor General, Lagos State promised its partnership with the Board in providing necessary information on the lands and infrastructures for better service delivery. He said that "it is appropriate for agencies to collaborate in other to achieve a greater Lagos of Mr. Governor,we are educators and we are service providers, for effectiveness and better results we are always ready to work with the Board".
Basic Education is every child’s right … The Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King said this at the enrolment drive, which took place at 10 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas across the State on Wednesday, 15th September, 2021. The awareness logged with various nollywood actors is aimed at educating parents, guardians and the general public on free access to compulsory basic education and also to tackle the menace of out school children in the state. During the campaign at the fruit market, Ikosi-Isheri LCDA and Bariga Market, Bariga, the SUBEB Chair stated that the drive is to mobilize communities to enrol their wards into public primary schools. He added that drive was taken to major bus-stops and markets due to its teeming population. According to him, the centers were strategically chosen for the exercise based on the Board's data on the prevailing numbers of Out of School Children in the communities. “Primary Education is compulsory for every child under the child rights law. So, as a responsible parent you must send your child to school” he said. Alawiye-King stated that the Board is strongly against child labour, noting that it is a punishable offense under the law. He furthered that for children to be able to compete with their peers globally, the State government had integrated technology in the pedagogy to enhance positive learning outcomes under the EKOEXCEL initiative of Governor Sanwo-Olu. He noted that education is not only the responsibility of the government but also of the parent and community. He thereafter charged them to encourage their wards to go to school. The drive featured veteran nollywood actors such as Ibrahim Chatta, Ayo Badmus, Morenike Alausa, Yemi Sholade, Kunle Afod, Adekola Tijani, Funsho Adeolu, Fausat Balogun, Jide Kosoko,Riccardo Agbor and Afeez Oyetoro.
The Executive Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King led Board Members, Board Secretary and Directors for an inter-agency collaborative visit to the Chairman, Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force). During the visit, the SUBEB chair requested for the support of the Unit in eradicating indiscriminate vandalization of school properties, removal of shanties and dislodgement of hoodlums around school territories, as well as assistance in curtailing encroachment on school lands by residents. Alawiye-King added that, the presence of hoodlums around school environment is not only a threat to the pupils and teachers, but also a red flag in the society. He appreciated the task force for their relentless effort in law enforcement in the state and also pleaded that the unit affiliates with the Board by providing armed officers for monitoring and enforcement whenever the need arises. CSP. Shola Jejeloye, Chairman Task Force Lagos State promised adequate support in terms of enforcement and also appreciated the Board for the visit to the unit. “Exposure of pupils to criminal activities can cause mental imbalance for our children, which is why we have made our decision irreversible in ensuring that anytime the Board calls on us we will answer,” he said.
The State Universal Basic Education Board hosted a breakfast meeting with teachers who exhibited exceptional qualities during the last EKOEXCEL teachers training exercise. During the breakfast meeting with the Board, the Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King explained that the selected teachers were celebrated for their courage, zeal and outstanding performance at the training. He noted that the rationale behind the special session with the Board is to celebrate and acknowledge outstanding teachers, to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the classroom, for to whom much is given much is expected. Alawiye-King charged the teachers to impart the pupils with the energy displayed during the training and also show them love as burden bearers to the pupils.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board in partnership with Artswax Communications launched EKO POEMS: An anthology of Nursery Rhymes on Thursday, 5th August, 2021. Recall that Eko poems was flagged off at the maiden edition of Primary Schools Poetry Festival last year January. Over 300 hundred pupils of the state primary schools participated in the poetry competition at the end of which 63 finalist poems were selected and documented into a book for future reference after the preliminaries. During the book launch which took place at LASUBEB multipurpose hall, Maryland Ikeja, the Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King disclosed that the book comprises the collections of best selected poems written by the pupils of public primary schools. He stated that the theme “My Lagos, The Today, The Tomorrow” has created a platform for pupils to express themselves through writing. He added that it is part of the State’s effort in fostering creative thinking among pupils. He noted that the era of nursery rhymes that depicts foreign distinctions is gradually facing out, stating that the initiative has challenged the children to reflect on the society with it values and character of people around them . “I am elated at the final outcome, which undoubtedly opens up the minds of our young ones to literary expressions” he said. Alawiye-King commended the Board’s partners on EKO poems for their immense contributions towards the success of the project. He equally congratulated the outstanding young poets of public primary schools in the state for making the historic event possible and also encouraged them to continue to express themselves with their pens. The initiator of Eko Poems and Director of Artswax communications, Ola Awakan revealed that the emotional outburst of the innocent young minds is exemplified in the book. He thereafter called for corporate social responsibility in achieving the first Eko Nursery Rhymes App.
The Management of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board and Artswax Communications have shortlisted the following poems from the over 300 entries received from pupils of public primary schools in Lagos to be featured in Volume One of the Eko Poems: Anthology of Nursery Rhymes with endorsement from Prof. Niyi Osundare. This is an offshoot of the Lagos Primary Schools Poetry Festival. Teachers-in-charge from the selected schools are hereby advised to prepare the shortlisted Poets for the official unveiling by 10am on Thursday 5th of August at the LASUBEB Multi-purpose Hall, Maryland. Please download to view the list of shortlisted Child-Poets. Congratulations! https://lasubeb.fra1.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/lasubeb_EkoPoems_Shortlisted.pdf
To further ensure a safe and secure learning environment, the Lagos State Government through the State Universal Basic Education Board distributed First Aid Boxes to all Public Primary Schools in the State. At the distribution exercise which took place on Wednesday, July 15, 2021 at LASUBEB Multi-purpose Hall, Maryland, the Executive Chairman, Hon.Wahab Alawiye-King noted that the distribution of the safety materials is line with Mr. Governor’s safe school initiative and also to ensure strict compliance to COVID-19 safety protocols. He expressed that children are vulnerable to injuries and mild ailments due to their involvement in sports and other extra-curricular activities, adding that first aid treatment will prevent accidents from getting worse. Alawiye-King stressed that the tools are to enable teachers and caregivers in schools respond swiftly to accidents that may occur before the arrival of a trained medical professional, in severe cases. He charged the health officers in the school to ensure effective use of the medical kits and also urged the education secretaries to monitor the strict usage of the items provided for the schools.
To encourage farming among pupils, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board organized an exhibition of farm and poultry products funded under the Y2018 Agricultural Education Training Programme (AETP). The programme which presently covers 11 LGEAs is aimed at promoting Agric-Preneur in the future. To start with, 51 selected primary schools accessed funds for crop farming, snail rearing, poultry and fish farming. The Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King ably represented by Dr. Saheed Ibikunle, a Board member, explained that the school farming programme, funded by the Universal Basic Education Commission, is not just a space for growing food items but also learning which has largely taken basic education to new heights. While appreciating the teachers and pupils for their efforts in growing various crops and livestock, he urged them to ensure that the returns gained on the crops at the exhibition are judiciously used for the sustainability of the project. Dr. Ibikunle encouraged the pupils not to relent in farming in their various schools for it will increase their knowledge base in the study of agriculture and also enlighten them on nature. He charged them to own a farm in their home, adding that it is not only about harvesting product but profitable investment in the nearest future. Also speaking at the event, Farmer Mojisola Davies, M.D XtraLarge Farm Consultant urged the pupils not to perceive agriculture as a subject solely, but visualize it as a profession, for it is scientific and technological in nature.
In fulfilling civil obligation on the convention of spreading the awareness of child right law to pupils and their community, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education organized a sensitization programme for pupils and stakeholders. The one day advocacy themed Advocacy on child rights law and assertiveness took place at Apapa, Ikorodu, Ajeromi-Ifelodun and Mushin local government education authorities to orientate the pupils, parents, guardians and members of the community on the rights and welfare of pupils in the society. The Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon.Wahab Alawiye - King ably represented Mrs. Sherifat Abiodun Adedoyin, Board Member in charge of co-curricular department, in his remarks noted that every child below eighteen years has numerous rights, particularly the right to basic education. He added that the board is committed in ensuring that every child of school age is protected from every form of abuse, molestation and child labour. “We are to secure their interest, they are our future, they are we leader, we have to nurture them to greatness and make the best out of them” he said Alawiye - King furthered that every child has right to non - discrimination, identity, freedom of speech and access to information under the child right law, stating that parents and guardians should pay attention to their wards and also give them the chance to express themselves for confidentiality. Mrs Oladepo ,Head Guidance and Counselling Unit LASUBEB added children are vulnerable people and are exposed to problems of mistreatment exploitation discrimination and violence. She stated that children has every right to protect themselves when in danger and also be assertive when making decisions.
The Board played host to the SSA to Mr. Governor on State Lotteries, Mrs. Funmi Olotu, Master Ferdinard Meunu, the 10 year old Makoko chess prodigy and his mother, Mrs Jesuwamen Meunu. While receiving the chess master and other guest at the Board, Mrs. Olotu stated that the purpose of their visit to the board is to seek support in ensuring that Ferdinand access basic education in the state in other to develop his learning skills and also unlock the hidden potentials in him. The Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King congratulated the champion on his laudable achievement and encouraged him to keep engaging in activities that will improve his skills and dexterity. He noted that the Board is dedicated to making sure that all children of school-going age access basic education, furthering that it has zero tolerance for out of school children. Alawiye-King pledged the Board’s support in ensuring that Ferdinand acquires free basic education in the state. To encourage every child out of school to go back to school, the Board crowned the chess guru as an ambassador of LASUBEB and he was also presented with some back to school materials. He advised his parent not to let down their guards in encouraging him to learn and also keep involving him in every activity that will further develop his skills.
The Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon Wahab Alawiye-King, Board Members and the Board Secretary received the Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission and other delegates of the commission during her visit to monitor UBEC's intervention in the state. While addressing the Board at the reception, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi applauded the Board for the progression of Basic Education in the state, adding that Lagos SUBEB is succeeding in achieving her goal of leaving no child behind in primary education and that has made her stand out among other states. He stated that the purpose of the visit is to strategize with the Board on how best to upscale teaching and learning to global standards and also inspect the ongoing construction of the Smart Model School at Iworo- Ajido, Badagry. During the inspection at the construction site, he expressed his gratitude to the community for their generosity to the development of education, adding that the smart school is the first of its kind in the south west zone. He said that the all-inclusive digital school will create a better and newer concept in teaching and learning, stating that digital learning will not only develop learning skills among pupils but increase their knowledge base, which will empower them for global competitiveness. He pledged the support of the commission in fast tracking the completion of the project and also implored the community to encourage their wards to access basic education. The Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King added that the edifice will improve the learning and teaching status in the state, noting that it will not only complement the THEMES agenda of Mr. Governor but digitalization in public primary schools. He charged the stakeholders and community to take ownership of the construction and also ensure the security of the premises at all time. May be an image of 8 people, people standing and indoor
** “Librarians are expected to be vibrant, knowledgeable and innovative especially in this digital era”.** The Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King said this at the 3-day workshop organized by the Board for Librarians and Assistant Librarians in public primary schools across the state. He noted that the workshop, themed, Ways of improving the use of school library: focus on manual and electronic access to library in public primary schools is aimed at digitalizing pupils library experiences to enhance classroom learning outcomes. Alawiye- King mentioned that modern librarians must be well-versed in Information Technology and they must be ready to go an extra mile at ensuring their users are satisfied with information provided. He urged them to continue to ensure proper record keeping for pupils and teachers to be resourceful in public primary schools. He averred that libraries are an important part of society, adding that it is a citadel of knowledge and fortress of information that support literacy and education. While declaring the training open, he charged the participants to take advantage of the training to upscale themselves in their profession. Deputy Director Library Services, Lagos State Library Board, Mr Taye Bogunjoko, mentioned that the incursion of technology in libraries will not only enhance information management but advance service delivery in the library which will consequently accelerate knowledge acquisition in the State's basic education system.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board celebrate pupils at its Y2021 children fiesta. The event which held at the LASUBEB multi- purpose hall, Maryland, Ikeja was organised to further celebrate pupils, develop their affective domains of learning and improve their welfare. In his address, the Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King explained that the celebration is an extension of Children’s day celebration, adding that it is part of the Board's extra mural activities used in unlocking some hidden potentials in pupils. He added that basic education system in the state is not only focused on the cognitive aspect of learning but affective and psycho-motor domain of learning necessary to develop an all-round pupil. Hon. Sherifat Abiodun, Board Member in charge of co-curricular activities noted that the fiesta is to celebrate the pupils and also showcase their skills. At the event, pupils merried and participated in various activities, including choreography, cultural presentations and career talk.
To further immerse critical stakeholders on EKOEXCEL Programme implementation, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board in collaboration with its technical partner had just concluded a 3-day retreat. Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon Wahab Alawiye-King noted that the gathering is to reach out for continuous collaboration with the basic education managers and also assess the impact of EKOEXCEL initiative in the state basic education system. Mrs. Abosede Adelaja, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, mentioned that the workshop is to strategize on continuous development in teaching and improvement on learning outcomes with the integration of technology in the State's public primary schools.
The National Association of Local Government Education Secretaries held her 28th Annual Conference themed “LGEAs Stability for Efficiency and Effectiveness in Basic Education Service Delivery in Nigeria” at Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Multipurpose Hall, Maryland, Ikeja. Delivering the welcome address, the Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King noted that education is the cornerstone of development, adding that it is the basis of literacy and technological advancement in the country. He called for a collaborative and partnership approach to achieve the tasks and conquer challenges facing the basic education sector. “The collaborative effort would assist in compilation of statistics, adequate planning, monitoring and supervision for efficient and effective service delivery in basic education” he said. Dr. Hassan Sule, President, National Association of Education Secretaries of Nigeria (NAESN) stated that the gathering is to bring all education secretaries from all states in the country together to strategize on the approach to implement basic education policies. He furthered that the goal of grassroot managers is to ensure that every child has access to basic education and also make sure learning environment is conducive for learning.
To actualize quality teaching and learning, in line with the third pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda, Education and Technology, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commissioned some school infrastructural projects across the State. Speaking at one of the venues of the commissioning which took place at Morocco Junior Comprehensive High School, Governor Sanwo-Olu represented by Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Gboyega Soyanwo, described education as an eminent tool of empowerment to bridge the gap between poverty and wealth. He explained that this administration is committed to the development of the State’s education sector generally, adding that education plays a vital role in the growth and development of the State's mega city status. “This administration is convinced that Teaching and Learning can only be effective, when the environment is conducive. This explains our commitment to the provision of new structures and rehabilitation of existing ones” he said. While commending stakeholders in the state education sector for their support, he noted that education is rapidly changing with globalization and technological advancement. He called for urgent need to prepare the children for the future. The Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, District II, Mrs. Anike Adekanye who represented the Commissioner of Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo stated that the projects are evenly distributed across all local government and local council development areas in the state comprising of new school buildings, new classroom blocks, hostels, security structures, school fences, toilets, furniture, boreholes amongst others. Speaking at the event, the Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King added that a critical component of school initiative is infrastructure renewal, stressing that the State government is determined to ensure that schools' environment are secured and comfortable.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board recently played host to pupils, Head teachers, teachers and parents of pupils who represented Lagos State at the LAFARGE Africa National Essay Competition virtually held in Lagos and Y2021 National Junior Engineers Technicians and Scientists (JETS) Competition at Abuja. Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, Executive Chairman, LASUBEB commended the pupils who emerged winners at the JETS competition and the Essay Writing with prizes from the organizers and commendation letters from the Lagos State Commissioner for Education. While presenting commendation letters to the teachers and cheques to the Pupils, the Chairman appreciated them for grooming the pupils for the competitions and also encouraged them not to rest on their oars in delivering quality education in the state. He noted that the various laurels won by public primary school pupils is an attestation to the success of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's EKOEXCEL programme. Thereafter, the Board Chair proudly received the winning trophies brought to the State by the pupils. Alawiye-King encouraged the pupils not to relent, adding that they should continue to engage themselves in activities that will develop their critical thinking abilities.
The Executive Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, has urged school pupils to be righteous not only in the month of Ramadan but at all times. He gave the advice at the Annual Interactive Forum for Muslim Pupils in Public Primary Schools themed “treading the path of righteousness in the month of Ramadan-a lasting solution to social malady” which took place at LASUBEB Multipurpose Hall, Maryland, Lagos. He noted that Ramadan was prescribed by Almighty Allah to all Muslims in the holy Quran to instill discipline, self restraint, and also as a period to show love to one another. According to him, “It is about showing love and empathizing with others particularly in the period of emotional and social imbalances.” Alawiye-King urged school pupils to obey rules, respect their parents, teachers and other constituted authorities as stated in the Holy Quran so that their good deeds can be acceptable to Allah. The LASUBEB member in charge of School Support Services, Dr. Saheed Ibikunle, challenged the school pupils to indulge in the words of the Holy Quran by imbibing the culture of righteousness. The Guest Speaker at the event, Imam Tajudeen Lawal, mentioned that the fundamental beliefs and deeds that constitute righteousness are the six pillars of Islam, stressing that the quality of righteousness is found in the person who believes in God and his commandment.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, has just concluded the phase III of EKOEXCEL training programme for teachers which is aimed at bridging the gap in delivering quality education, through the use of technology devices in Public Primary School pedagogy. Speaking at the graduation ceremony at Vetland Primary School Agege and CMS Primary School Bariga, the Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King explained that the integration and infusion of technology into the basic education system will not only promote efficiency but also improve learning outcomes in classrooms. He explained that over 14,000 teachers have been empowered under the EKOEXCEL initiative of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, adding that the use of tablets in classrooms will improve teachers professionally and also make them globally competitive. “It is a logical approach, introduced to make our classroom more engaging and interactive” he said. Alawiye-King maintained that the initiative is structured to instill discipline, actively engage pupils in classroom activities and also explore the affective domain of teaching and learning. “It is a total departure from the traditional way of teaching, it is about inculcating right values in our Schools” he added. He charged the teachers to go back to the classroom with a renewed energy and explore other boundless possibilities in teaching and learning.
To ensure sustainable development in education in the south west Region, the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission, visited the EKOEXCEL training Centre to understudy the education transformation initiative of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's administration, which is aimed at bridging the gap in quality education delivery, through the use of technological devices in public primary school pedagogy. The Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon Wahab Alawiye-King explained that the visit of the Commission to Lagos State, is to explore the possibilities of replicating the EKOEXCEL teaching methodology for instructional classroom delivery in the South West Region. Mrs. Oluyomi Agge, a Senior Staff Associate, DAWN Commission delegated for the visit, applauded the Lagos State Government for introducing the EKOEXCEL initiative into basic education in the State. “Education in Lagos State has taking a new system, I admire both the theory and practical aspects of it and I am encouraged to share this experience with other States” she said.
To ensure transparency and accountability, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board organized a retreat on Data Driven Allocation of Education Resources and Finance for Board Members, Management Staff and Stakeholders. Speaking at the workshop, the Executive Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, disclosed that the three-day retreat is to ensure Fiscal discipline, Sincerity and Financial Prudence amongst basic education actors. He equally noted that the essence of the capacity building is to make sure that the operations of the Board are in line with extant laws, as well as to promote effectiveness and efficiency within the ambit of standard operating procedures and regulations. Alawiye-King noted that the training will also enlighten stakeholders on the dos and don’ts of the agency. “When you know that there are regulatory agencies that monitors what you do, you will do it diligently” he added. He thereafter urged the participants to take advantage of the resourceful workshop, with a renewed energy and skill for seamless service delivery to the Board. The lead facilitator, Mr. Kunle Ajiboye, CEO SIMPLIALPHA Consulting Limited, explained that the purpose of the seminar is to guide the Board against Money laundering, Management of state resources, Financial Rules and Regulations.
Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, recently concluded its three-day games festival for pupils in Public Primary Schools with an assurance that co-corricular activities would not be neglected across government schools in the State. The Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon Wahab Alawiye-King who led Board Members and other participants at the competition held in Agege stadium. At the opening ceremony of the final football game, Alawiye-King said that the annual competition which commenced on Tuesday 30th March, 2021, was held to showcase the skills of the school pupils and inculcate in them the spirit of sportsmanship. He maintained that Basic Education in Lagos State is not only focused on the cognitive and affective aspect of learning but also to develop the psychomotor domain of pupils. He said that the government believes that no aspect of learning should be neglected considering the diverse inherent gifts, skills and abilities of school pupils. At the final football game, Alimosho Local Government Education Authority(LGEA) emerged the winner of the game after a long drag with Agege LGEA while Mushin LGEA and others were rewarded in other competitions. Hon. Alawiye-King alongside the Special Guest of the day, Chioma Ajunwa, first black African woman to win an Olympic gold medal in a field event and permanent board members of LASUBEB presented medals to the winners.
The Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King today commissioned Three (3) Blocks of 14 Classrooms, Head Teacher's Office and Toilet facilitated by House of Representatives Member representing Oshodi - Isolo Federal constituency II, Hon. Ganiyu Johnson at Faronbi Primary School, Isolo, Lagos.
As part of its primary role in ensuring that every child has unfettered access to quality basic education, South-West SUBEB Chairmen held their quarterly meeting at lagos subeb Office, Ikeja, today. To discuss areas of common interest and chart a new course for education within the region. The meeting had in attendance SUBEB Chairmen of five states namely:Osun, Oyo, Ekiti, Ogun and Lagos. Issues at the front burner of the meeting bothered on improving basic education, proactively addressing issues on insecurity and also to cushion the alarming indices of out of school children in the zones. Hon. Alawiye-King, Chairman LASUBEB, disclosed that the essence of the meeting is to come up with a collaborative approach geared towards ensuring that every child has an unfettered access to education. Dr Nureni Adeniran, Chairman Oyo SUBEB and Dean of S/W SUBEB Chairmen explained that the purpose of the meeting is for the states to work harmoniously and to unify its demands at the federal level.
THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR, MR, BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU MADE GOOD HIS PROMISE TO REWARD OUTSTANDING TEACHERS IN THE STATE. ONE OF THE RECIPIENT OF THE CAR AWARD IN THE PRIMARY CATEGORY, MR AJIBORISASE EKUNDAYO OF CLEMENTINA AJIGBEDA PRIMARY SCHOOL, SURULERE AT LASUBEB EARLIER TODAY. L-R: Executive Chairman, LASUBEB Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King; Car Awardee, Mr AJIBORISASE EKUNDAYO; Education Secretary, Surulere LGEA , Hon.Tunde Adeyelu; Board Secretary, Mr. Lamidi Hakeem and the Lagos State NUT Chairman, Comrade Adeshina Adedoyin.
Mr Wasiu Onibeju recieves letter of appointment as Education Secretary of Ibeju Lekki Local Government Education Authority. L-R: Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King; The New ES, Mr Wasiu Onibeju; Board Secretary, Mr.Hakeem Lamidi and Director, Secretariat & Welfare Services, Mrs Yejide Badejo at the presentation of the letter of Office to Mr Onibeju.
As part of the oversight function of the National Assembly in ensuring that funds released by the Federal Government for schools project are judiciously utilized, the Federal House of Representatives, Committee on Basic Education and Services visited the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board to inspect various intervention projects under the Federal Government Universal Basic Education Commission and State matching funds. The Chairman, Federal House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere OON, who led other members of the committee on the three days working visit, inspected infrastructures in schools in the state. He expressed his satisfaction on the standard and quality of executed projects and also commended LASUBEB for the judicious utilization of funds. However, he noted that notwithstanding the topography of Lagos, schools need to be landscaped and equipped with play grounds and play facilities. He recommended that perimeter fencing should be provided in schools, as part of measures to safeguard pupils against insurgence and protect projects against vandalism and theft. Prof. Ihonvbere commended the Lagos State Government on the compliance to Covid-19 19 Safety protocols in Schools, adding that the committee will also recommend recreation equipments as part of constituency and UBEC intervention projects. The Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King in company of Board Members, Board Secretary, and other top management Staff conducted the lawmakers round the projects. He disclosed that one of the instrument used in ensuring transparency, accountability, probity and efficiency in public finance matters is oversight functions. “We as the executor of the infrastructure, we need to make sure it is properly done”. “It is part of our responsibility as SUBEB to ensure that infrastructural projects are done according to specification and delivered within specified period” Hon Alawiye - King said. The delegation also paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to intimate him on the purpose of their visit and on some of its findings.
**Sanwo-Olu: ‘We’ve Improved Education Value, Spending’** Lagos State Government has been applauded by the House of Representatives for curriculum reforms and rehabilitation exercise being carried out in basic and secondary education across the State. The House Committee on Basic Education and Services commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for providing executive support for Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to achieve its statutory mandate and make basic education attractive to children in the State. The Committee chairman, Prof. Julius Ihovnbere, led members on a courtesy visit to the Governor at the State House, Alausa, on Monday. Sanwo-Olu said his administration raised the education budget from eight to 12 per cent in the current year’s fiscal spending in line with its deliberate effort to build human capital through quality education. He said the State considered it a policy direction to build proper foundation for children by investing heavily in primary schools, which is outside the State Government’s purview. He said: “In the last two years, we have made effort to build strong foundation for education in Lagos. In the current year alone, our budget was increased from eight to 12 per cent, focusing on improving human capital index. This is the area where we can create better future for the children and the youth. By providing the support, we are equipping them with capacity that will make them physically and mentally prepared. “We invested heavily to deliver curriculum development through a scheme called EKO EXCEL. This is another intervention we made in primary schools when we realised we need to give pupils and teachers better learning environment. Lesson notes have been uploaded on teacher’s tablets with centralised server. This gives all pupils, irrespective of location of school, the same learning capability. We believe it’s from primary schools we need to build proper foundation for the children.” Sanwo-Olu said the State was using three Government agencies to carry out renovation of the schools. SUBEB, the Governor said, was used to drive the curriculum development, while Lagos State Infrastructure Asset Management Agency (LASIAMA) was charged with schools’ maintenance, planning standards and repair of facilities, including windows, ceilings and doors. The Governor said the Ministry of Education, through Special Committee on Rehabilitation of Public Schools (SCRPS), is rehabilitating all public schools in distress and providing furniture for pupils. He said: “We deliberately went down to the primary school level because we don’t want to leave education and school reform to the local government to handle alone. In the intervention we are doing, we provided more than 100,000 furniture in primary and secondary schools across the State in 2020 alone.” Sanwo-Olu said the State had set a benchmark for schools’ perimeter fence, urging the leaderships of Local Government Areas to key into the template in order to protect pupils and keep touts out of school environment. Prof. Ihovnbere praised the Lagos Government for creating SCRPS with a special mandate to rehabilitate schools and provide materials that would encourage education. He urged other States to replicate the idea in order to improve the standards of basic schools. The Committee chairman said Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) had paid over N37 billion to States for infrastructure maintenance and teachers’ training in schools. He expressed concerns over non-provision of playing ground for children in some schools, but have pass mark to the State in providing conducive environment for children to learn. He said: “In Lagos, we have seen some encouraging level of progress in the provision of necessary infrastructure in public school system. The State has set the pace in several areas, and it is not called Centre of Excellence for nothing. “We don’t want the State Government to relax in this effort. With the way Lagos is working to make education attractive, there is no doubt that the State would continue to be among leading States where enrollment in education has improved significantly.”
In order to live up to its mantra of leaving no child behind, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission has commenced A -5day residential training for teachers in the inclusive units/special schools on effective teaching and learning, towards achieving functional inclusive education in the State. Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye - King, said that the Education transformation Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo -Olu's led administration is the responsibility of all. He noted that to achieve inclusive education in the basic education sector, collaboration, motivation and partnership is required. "As a state, we are very much concerned about human development, capacity building and teachers impact" he added. Alawiye-King also said that in order to enhance equity in learning and promote inclusiveness, the Board will continue to empower the teachers. While commending the teachers for their efforts in the education sector, particularly teachers who are facilitating knowledge in the special education units, he celebrated the women in the teaching profession for their contribution to education in the state in commemoration of International Women's Day, noting that women make up to 60% of the workforce. He implored participants to take advantage of the workshop in order to achieve positive learning outcomes in the classroom.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board in partnership with a Non-Governmental Organization - Human Development Initiative (HDI), organized a stakeholders forum tagged “A Day Out With Lagos SUBEB" held at LASUBEB's Multi- Purpose Hall, Maryland, Ikeja. The engagement which had in attendance, Traditional Rulers, Community Leaders, Community Based Organization, School Based Management Committees, Nigerian Union of Teachers, Civil Society Organizations and Members of the Press was held to engage the LASUBEB BOARD on its activities, achievements and educational transformation plan for basic education in the state. The Executive Chairman, Hon.Wahab Alawiye-King, said at the forum that the Board has been able to transform the Basic Education sector with the EKOEXCEL initiative of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu by infusing technology in the pedagogy and digitalization of processes. He added that LASUBEB is working assiduously to improve teacher’s skills through capacity building to meet the current trends of education globally and also improve learning outcomes. Alawiye-King disclosed that the Board had introduced a remote blended learning approach comprising of Interactive Radio Instruction, a Television lesson (Classroom In Your Home) and Take Home quizzes to bridge the learning loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While seeking for collaboration of the organized private sector, he stated that the Board in partnership with private bodies has provided back to school packages to over twelve thousand out of school children to return back to school, under the project zero initiative of the Board. Mrs Owasanoye, Executive Director HDI, said that her foundation organized the stakeholders engagement to promote transparency and accountability in the Education system, it is also to create awareness to the populace on the activities of the Board and it achievements.
he Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board has received Yoruba Early Grade Reading Materials titled _Je Ka Kawe_ , an initiative, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The _Je Ka Kawe_ (Let’s Read) project, was developed based on the Yoruba language curriculum, to promote literacy through the use of indigenous languages amongst pupils in primary 1-3 classes to engender positive learning outcomes. The learning and reading books are structured on phonemic awareness, alphabetic principles, vocabulary, comprehension and writing. The Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King applauded the initative, stating that the resources will expand the availability of quality local teaching and learning materials for reading Yoruba Language among pupils in Lagos State Public Primary Schools. He noted that the use of the indigenous learning materials in schools will not only increase literacy levels in pupils, but also enlighten them on our vibrant Yoruba culture. Alawiye-King assured that the resources will be used to complement the existing teaching and learning of Yoruba language in schools. The infusion of Local languages into our educational system will help pupils succeed academically, he added. Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education commended USAID for the initiative and for also promoting the mother tongue that is gradually going into extinction. She advised parents to encourage their wards to speak their local languages, particularly the Yoruba language, for it will make them unique in any part of the world. The representative of the Honourable Minister of Education, Mrs. Chinyere Nwokorie noted that the book is premised on the language provision in the National Policy on Education, which encouraged the use of mother tongue as a medium of instruction at the lower primary level.
In other to stem the spread of Covid-19 pandemic amongst learners and stakeholders in Primary Schools, Senator Tokunbo Abiru has donated Covid-19 safety materials to Public Primary Schools in Lagos state, the materials were donated to the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board at the Multi- Purpose Hall, Maryland, Ikeja. The Executive Chairman LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye - King, while receiving the materials commended the Distinguished Senator for contributing to Basic Education in the state. He stated that the safety materials donated will not only curb the infection of the virus in schools but also reduce the spread of Covid -19 within the state. “the best way to reduce the spread of the virus particularly in this second wave is to continue to abide by the safety guidelines” he said. Alawiye-King urged the Senator to use every opportunity he has to push for the amendment of laws relevant to the development of Basic Education both in the federal and state level of legislation. While handing over the safety materials, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the National Assembly Abuja, stated that as leaders, the state cannot afford to fail young children who are prone to infections. He stated that it is important as political leaders to protect the vulnerable segment of the society against Covid-19 pandemic. “It is suicidal to let down our guards at this point in time, we as Tokunbo Abiru constituency Team (TACT), are also complimenting the efforts of the government in maintaining the COVID-19 protocol” he said. He also applauded Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for initiating the use of technology in up scaling the teachers to improve the learning outcomes in schools. He added that his team will be intervening by providing eye-glasses to teachers within his senatorial district in other to improve their vision, after a formal eye examination.
he Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) under the leadership of Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King hosted delegates from Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) recently at the Board room of LASUBEB, Maryland Ikeja. The team lead, Professor Bilikis Bidemi Lafiaji - Okuneye, Provost of AOCOED, applauded the Board for recognizing the institution and also aligning with it vision and mandate. She stated that the purpose of the visit is to foster continued synergy between the AOCOED and the Board as a critical stakeholder, particularly in the areas of continous capacity development of teachers for effective teaching and learning outcomes in the state. Whilst addressing the AOCOED delegation, Hon. Alawiye -King noted that the college is recognized as one of the pioneer colleges of education in Nigeria, adding that the Board is ready to cooperate and collaborate with the institution in its optimum educational service delivery. The Board Chair particularly applauded the quality of graduates trained by the institution which contributes to the pool of resourceful and sound teachers in the Lagos state workforce, who are massively contributing to the development in the Basic Education sector. He stated that, the major focus of the present Board of LASUBEB is transforming the education system in infrastructural renewal and maintenance, Teacher’s capacity development, Digital Transformation amongst others. “For us to have a collective impact there must be a collective vision, shared goals which is what we are doing today, we are ready to work with you and learn from you.” He added.
As part of efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the Basic Education sector, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has partnered with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in the deployment of state-of-the-art equipment, capacity building for teachers, provision of technical expertise and online portal in the UBEC Model School undergoing construction at Iworo-Ajido, Badagry, Lagos State. The Executive Chairman, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, who disclosed this during a stakeholders’ meeting held today at LASUBEB Hall, Maryland, Ikeja, expressed his gratitude to the KOICA group for their partnership and willingness to provide ICT facilities upon project completion. He explained that Iworo-Ajido Community in Badagry was chosen for the project due to its vast expanse of land, good terrain and serene environment, stressing that the project is a prototype model school initiated by UBEC under the FGN/UBEC direct intervention. Alawiye-King noted that Governor Sanwo-Olu is massively contributing to the digital transformation of the education sector in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda of the present administration, particularly with the EKOEXCEL initiative. Mr. Woochan Chang, Country Director of KOICA Nigeria, said that the Agency is committed to satisfying the developmental needs of the Nigerian Government. He stated that Lagos was chosen as one of the States in Nigeria to replicate the Nigeria/Korea Model School that was established by UBEC in Abuja, due to its capacity and commitment, adding that the agency wants to disseminate digital education in the country. The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, who later received the UBEC/KOICA delegation on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pledged the support and readiness of the State to take ownership of the project upon completion. Mrs. Abosede Adelaja, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education expressed appreciation to KOICA Group for the huge collaboration and support for education in the State.
LASUBEB embarked on monitoring of Term 2 school resumption and compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols yesterday, 18th January, 2021.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board has launched the first edition of the Lagos Schools Poetry Festival which is tagged, Eko 200 Poems: An Anthology of Nursery Rhymes in collaboration with Artswax Communications and other art enthusiasts. In his remarks at the Press Briefing to launch the poetry festival, the Executive Chairman of the LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King said that the festival is 'part of the efforts by the Lagos State Government to provide an all-round education that will involve and advance the three domains of learning, i.e. the cognitive, the affective, and the psychomotor of every pupil in Lagos State in line with the Education and Technology Pillars of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's THEME Agenda'. The LASUBEB chair explained that the poetry festival aims to birth literary discussions in public schools and encourage creative thinking towards the production of beautiful rhythmic nursery renditions that will reflect our local values and characters. He continued, that the festival will not only encourage creative thinking among pupils but will build their reading and speaking skills, and inspire them to practise creating new stories through rhymes that they can call their own. Alawiye-King revealed the theme of the festival as 'My Lagos: The Today, The Tomorrow. This requires pupils to write about their Lagos stories and paint their vision for Lagos through words. He noted that the competition is open to pupils in primary 3-6 in public schools across the State.
In line with its determination to improve efficiency in its service delivery through digital transformation, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board has organized a training for its management staff on the Intranet Solution System and Personnel Management System. The training which held today, 6th January 2021, at the LASUBEB Hall, Maryland, aimed to teach LASUBEB Management Staff on how to run a paperless office where meetings and training sessions can be held virtually, and calls, task, assignments, and memos can be assigned, disbursed, and received digitally. Speaking at the workshop, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King disclosed that the Board is determined to transform and upscale its operating system by digitizing and digitalizing its activities to improve productivity in all its duties. While applauding Mr. Governor for contributing wonderfully to the Basic Education sector, including approving the procurement of IT gadgets and upgrading of computer centres in SUBEB and all the Local Government Education Authorities in the State, the LASUBEB Boss explained that digital transformation is in line with the third pillar of the THEMES agenda which is tagged Education and Technology. “It is a new ball game and we all have to join the moving train,” he added. Alawiye-King implored all members of staff to get acquainted with the system to ensure advanced and effective service delivery.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, in collaboration with Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC has organized a 5-day training for Headteachers and School Support Officers of some selected Public Primary Schools on the school-based model to ensure improved pedagogy and effective school management in those beneficiary schools. The training which commenced on January 5, 2021, holds at six centres across the state. The training aims to improve on the former "cascade model" which used the train-the-trainer approach where only the headteachers of schools were trained and, then, expected to pass the training to other teachers. Speaking at a related workshop recently organized by UBEC to empower teachers in the Lagos state primary education sector, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King disclosed that the school-based model will upscale teaching and learning in public primary schools within the state. He described the cascade model as an old era of quality control which has now been replaced with a model focused on Basic Education Quality Assurance using a pyramid style of bottom-to-top where not only headteachers but teachers and school managers are trained. This, he said, is in line with the third pillar of Mr. Governor’s THEMES Agenda. He explained that the training will not only ensure that headteachers and support officers are in tandem with their assigned responsibilities but also encourage them to work collectively by supporting, monitoring, and evaluating teachers in the classroom.
The Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, has, on Tuesday 22nd December 2020, commissioned a block of 6 classrooms with toilets, a staff room, a head teacher’s office with its private toilet, and some school utility items at Abejoye Community Primary School, Ibeju-Lekki. Erstwhile, the building was situated inside the Dangote Fertiliser premises. Now, it has been rebuilt within the Abejoye community by the Dangote Oil Refinery Company. Speaking at the occasion, the Executive Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, represented by Arc. Mrs. Ebaide Omokore, Director of Projects Department, LASUBEB, explained that the State Government is committed to delivering all-inclusive, quality Basic Education in a conducive environment for learning aided by technology. He applauded the Dangote Company for providing the facilities in other to promote positive learning outcomes. He mentioned that the Board is also carrying out infrastructural upgrades and renovations in many parts of the State, especially in hard-to-reach communities. Alawiye-King further said that the Board is partnering with relevant stakeholders in digitalising public primary school education through the Governor Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu's Ekoexcel initiative. He charged the managers of the school and leaders of Abejoye Community to take ownership of the school and ensure proper maintenance of the facilities for the benefit of the pupils. Mr Devakumar Edwin, Group Executive Director Dangote Groups expressed that the company is in support of the resolute effort of the Lagos State Government to continually improve education in the state. He said that education is the passport to a bright future, adding that an investment in knowledge pays the best interest. "With the continuous support of the people and the Lagos State Government, we shall not relent in our efforts to be socially accountable while we positively impact our host communities," he noted.
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The Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Wahab Alawiye–King has urged Christian pupils and teachers to be thankful to God as they celebrate Christmas. He said this at the Board's annual Christmas Carol for Public Primary School Pupils held at LASUBEB Hall, Maryland, Ikeja on Tuesday, 16th December 2020. Alawiye-King noted that Christmas is used to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ and the Christmas carol is one important activity that signals the Yuletide. According to him, the theme of the year “My Redeemer Liveth’’ hopes to remind every Christian to be thankful to God who has kept them safe during the turbulent period of the COVID-19 pandemic and alive up till the twelfth month. While also praying for the speedy recovery of Governor Babajide Sanwo–Olu, one of the Nigerian leaders who have been foremost in the hard fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the LASUBEB Boss told the children to keep to God’s words at all times. He reminded them that Christmas is not just a period to merry with loved ones, but also a period to spend time with the less-privileged and reflect on life as the year flips. Also speaking at the event, the Secretary of the Board, Mr. Hakeem Lamidi encouraged the pupils to imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ and strive to emulate his qualities of love, determination, selflessness and fairness. Pupils, then, took part in different activities including choreography, Bible quiz, drama, and carol presentations as they thrilled the audience.
JIBRIL Martins Memorial Nursery &Primary School, Agege. The monitoring of Kits giveaway to the less privileged Primary School pupils.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board has celebrated pupils who represented Lagos State and won the Y2020 President inter-SUBEB Schools Debate, Nigeria, held in Abuja in commemoration of Nigeria's 60th Independence Anniversary. In his address, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, commended the young speakers who came from different Public Primary Schools within the State for emerging victorious at the competition. The Lagos SUBEB boss gave kudos to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his huge investment in the Education Sector and his inclusion of technology in education. He said these priorities are yielding positive results. "EKOEXCEL is actually not in vain. It has successfully upscaled learning outcomes in our Public Primary Schools. We are proud of Mr Governor for this," he said. While also appreciating Elizabeth Adeleye, who won the Best Speaker prize at the debate competition and other young speakers who represented the State for coming out top among other pupils across the country, he encouraged the pupils to keep shining and to continue to engage in public speaking to develop their critical thinking and logical reasoning skills. Alawiye-King appreciated the handlers for their relentless efforts in grooming the pupils for the national championship despite the restrictions caused by the pandemic. He said that they have proven that, with the right guide, Lagos state pupils can compete locally and internationally. "I am delighted that our pupils came out victorious at the competition. It has demonstrated that the best can come out of public schools. We are proud of our teachers," he said. The victory at the National stage has qualified Lagos Subeb to represent Nigeria at the World Schools Debate Championship coming up in 2021 at a country that will be communicated at a later date.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board in partnership with the Universal Basic Education Commission, Department of Special Programmes, has proposed an integrated scheme of basic western education and Quranic education by working with some existing Islamic schools to provide structured and conducive centres for Islamic Studies and basic western education. This scheme is expected to curb the proliferation of Almajiri on streets within the State. The bodies have also set up a State Implementation Team (SIT) for the implementation of the project. The team includes the State Chairman of Almajiri Education programme, SBMC Chairman, SUBEB IQTE Desk Officer, SUBEB Engineer, SUBEB Mobilization Officer and State Technical Coordinator. The Representative of UBEC at the strategy meeting, Mr. Ibrahim Yusuf, said that the project will target more than fifteen Islamic centres known as Makaranta/Ile Kewu. Through the scheme, challenges facing the centres will be identified and necessary interventions will be given, including providing nutritious meals for the pupils and providing adequate infrastructure at the centres. He explained that Makaranta/Ile-kewu that will benefit from this scheme are those with adequate land with proof of ownership for expansion, willingness to accept the introduction of Basic Education subjects such as Mathematics, English, Social Studies and Basic Science, and who are ready to deploy the services of Basic Education teachers. Yusuf also noted that the centres must be registered with the Government Agency in charge of Almajiri Education. They will be required to open a bank account for the proper monitoring of funds and amongst other requirements for maximum effectiveness. He added that the implementation committee will sensitise communities, provide authentic statistical data of out-of-school children, liaise between the centres and communities, implement the project and ensure that the project is executed based on the stipulated design of the Board. The Chairman of SIT, Dr Saheed Ibikunle, a Permanent Board Member in SUBEB, disclosed that the established team had already identified 5 Islamic schools and are still on the lookout for more. He expressed confidence that LASUBEB is ready to collaborate with more Islamic centres in kick-starting the implementation of the project.
Officials of the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja on an official assignment to Lagos State for the assessment of Early Grade Reading using Yoruba (Primary 2&3). From Left to Right EC(SUBEB) Hon.Wahab Alawiye-King, Mrs Oluwatobi Luke (FME), Board Secretary (LSUBEB) Mr Hakeem Lamidi, Mrs Nse Folake(FME) Mrs Abimbola Vaughan(Director Co.Curricular LSUBEB) Mr Ogundare Bamidele (FME) and Mrs Adebowale (LSUBEB) today, Monday, 30th Nov., 2020.
Towards providing adequate and quality education to pupils of Lagos state, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), today, presented some books of History (suitable for primary school and Library Resource Materials (for Junior Secondary School students) to the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) for use in Public Primary & Junior Secondary Schools in the State.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission, has, on Friday, sensitised stakeholders on clustering models to promote efficient and effective learning in public primary schools in the State. During the one-day advocacy and sensitisation programme, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King revealed that the purpose of the engagement was to propose, enlighten, and seek the collaboration of education stakeholders in delivering constructive, impactful and resourceful Basic Education in the State. He explained that the existing cascade model of train-the-trainers where Headteachers are trained to train their junior teachers has now been substituted with a cluster model in line with the second pillar of Mr. Governor's T.H.E.M.E.S agenda tagged Education and Technology. Alawiye-King said that the new clustering system is a strategy developed to enhance the capacity of teachers and education managers to improve learning at the National, Regional and Local levels of the Basic Education sector through mandatory professional development, weekly cluster-meetings, regular lessons observation, experience sharing and lesson success evaluation. "We have moved from analogue to digital. That is, we no longer practise summative assessment. We have adopted the quality assurance model where we provide support for teachers rather than finding faults in them," he added. He urged them to take ownership and sensitise the community on the new clustering-system to promote quality assurance in the Basic Education system.
TODAY, four bright pupils from Lagos State Public Primary Schools representing the State at the Y2020 President's Schools Debate, Nigeria (PSDN) emerged champions as they beat teams from other states at the Finale of the debate championship held at the Federal Ministry of Education Conference Hall, Abuja. The four young orators; Ibrahim Wiquyat, Ayodele King- David, Funke Animashaun and Elizabeth Adeleye achieved this feat on the wings of their stellar performances at the debate championship marking Nigeria's 60th Independence. Consequently, Elizabeth Adeleye, from Alimosho LGEA, was crowned Y2020 PSDN Best Speaker for her particular brilliance and oratory prowess. We, at Lagos SUBEB, are proud of our young, brilliant representatives and the national laurel. This feat is our way of saying 'Good Job You' to Mr. Governor, @jidesanwoolu for his transcendental strategies, innovations, and reforms in the basic education sector of the State, particularly under the EKOEXCEL initiative. We are confident that with the enhanced pedagogy through EKOEXCEL, our pupils in Lagos State will continue to excel in academics and co-curricular adventures.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has paid a total sum of two hundred and fifteen million, one hundred and thirty-two thousand, seven hundred and seven naira, seventy-eight kobo (N 215,132,707.78) as death benefits to the relatives of sixty of its employees that died while still in active service. This payment of the insurance death benefits, according to the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, covers those who died in service between the year 2019 and 2020. The Executive Chairman, who addressed the beneficiaries of the deceased staff during the cheque presentation ceremony at the LASUBEB office in Maryland, appealed to them to be prudent in the management of the benefits. He urged the beneficiaries to be mindful of the recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics, that the economy of the country is sliding towards recession, saying that the information should guide them in making informed decisions about their investment. Alawiye-King also cautioned the beneficiaries to guide against assessing the death benefits received from its nominal value but rather, they should consider the real value of the benefits being received and what it can be used for in an actual sense. In his words, Alawiye-King said, "I plead with you to avoid the lottery effect. The pandemic has made people device different means of deceiving people, thereby robbing them of their hard-earned monies and resources." Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr. Makanjuola John Olanrewaju described the Lagos State Government as a trailblazer in lofty initiatives, saying that the fact that the government could pay the death benefits this time despite other competing needs of the State speaks volume to the government's disposition to staff welfare. On behalf of the sixty relatives who received the death benefits, Makanjuola assured the State Government that the cheques received would be used for beneficial purposes.
The Executive Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King has advised the 2000 newly recruited primary school teachers to familiarize themselves with all necessary public service documents that would aid them in the discharge of their duties effectively to the State Government. At an induction ceremony organised for the newly recruited teachers at LASUBEB office in Maryland today, the Chairman underscored the indispensability of the Public Service Rules, Financial Regulations and some other service documents to the new employees, saying that the materials are important to the teachers to guide their conduct, utterances and interaction as government officials. "Get yourself acquainted with the system, get a copy of the Public Service Rules, know your rights, limitations and responsibilities. Develop yourself from time to time and be certified by the relevant professional body so that you can be globally competitive," the LASUBEB Chairman pleaded. The induction programme which was held simultaneously at five different centres, according to Alawiye-King, was important considering the different background of the new employees who are very fresh in the system and to avoid situations where they would ignorantly run foul of some laid down procedures in service. He said "This induction programme is customary for every new employee. It is meant to give you a smooth entry into the teaching Service at the basic education level." He congratulated the newly employed for scaling through the very rigorous selection processes and for being able to be employed among many other qualified applicants who also applied for the job. He said he was happy to see very passionate individuals as applicants for the teaching job, stressing that the professional level which teaching has now assumed shows that qualified individuals could now be employed as teachers as against the practice in the past when people are usually persuaded to join the teaching Service. Alawiye-King also counselled the newly employed teachers on financial intelligence and management of their resources to meet their needs especially now that they have fixed sources of regular income. While making a presentation to the new employees, the Director-General of Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Centre, PSSDC, Dr. Senukon Ajose-Harrison challenged the teachers to think "outside the box", broaden their horizon and be abreast of what happens in other places across the world especially as teaching is concerned. "Hone your skills to be at par with the demands of 21st-century teaching skills and let your goals be S.M.A.R.T. which is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely, " the DG stated.
He maintained that quality education is not only the best gift every child should have, but it is the right of every child, as enshrined in local and international laws. Alawiye-King disclosed that children of school age now have no reason to stay at home with the support already being shown by different stakeholders within the education sector to encourage learning.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. @jidesanwoolu has, yesterday, enthused over the flag-off of PROJECT ZERO — a social remedial project by the Lagos SUBEB and some private partners. The project, designed to track and bring out-of-school children or pupils who may be on the verge of discontinuing their education back to school, will see to it that there is increased accessibility to basic education in Lagos state, and children are not cheated out of schooling by socio-economic or cultural factors. Speaking at the launch of the project held at the Lagos SUBEB HQ Multipurpose Hall, Maryland, Governor Sanwo-Olu, represented by his deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, decried the rate of out-of-school pupils across the country. He maintained that the COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant socio-economic effects had further robbed many pupils of their right to education. However, 'with the assured support of our partners, Project Zero will bring pupils on the brink of dropout back to school.' "Our activities shall commence with the tracking and identification of children who have dropped out or with a high risk of dropping out of school," he explained. The Governor, also, commended the decision by the organised private sector to partner with the State Government in uplifting the standard of education in the State. In her remarks, the Commissioner of @lasgeducation, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, thanked the state Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for his willingness to give substantial resources of the state to education and his commitment to the delivery of quality standard of education in the state, particularly the tech-in-education investment — EKOEXCEL. The Commissioner berated the failure of our social system which has led to the menace of hoodlums in our society. She, therefore, called on all to join hands with the government to tackle the menace out-of-school children in the state, adding that every child deserves access to quality and qualitative basic education. She expressed the hope that one of the objectives of the EKOEXCEL initiative, which is to ensure that every child should be able to read from Primary one has started manifesting. The Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Hon. Yinka Ogundimu, acknowledged the need for initiatives like Project Zero, saying there is need for more similar partnership as government cannot do it alone. He re-echoed the rate of decadence in the society, saying that the situation is not irredeemable if the necessary efforts and policies are implemented. The lawmaker revealed that the legislative and the Executive arm have already set machinery in motion to guarantee quality education as evidenced in the proposed 2021 Budget.
In line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's directive that all schools reopen, the Board, led by the Executive Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King monitored the reopening exercise in some public primary schools to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 safety protocols and maintain effective school management as schools in Lagos resumed fully today. During the monitoring exercise at St. Agnes Primary School, Maryland Primary School, Lagos State Model Nursery & Primary School, Bola Memorial Primary School, and Ikeja Central Primary School, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King explained that school monitoring and inspection is a routine of the Board aimed at ensuring that schools comply with the State's schools re-opening guidelines and adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols. He noted that the hit of the pandemic on education compelled the Board to create strategies at ensuring that all public schools adapt to the new normal and follow the safety measures to shrink the rate of infection in the state. Alawiye-King expressed that the State Government has provided necessary materials in compliance with the safety protocols, adding that headteachers and teachers must ensure that pupils wear their facemasks, wash their hands and maintain social distancing. He urged headteachers and teachers to monitor activities in their classrooms while showing love, care, and concern to the pupils. He advised parents to encourage their wards to go to school with a nose mask or face shield. "Charity begins at home. Parents should encourage their wards to go to school with a nose mask or shield, teach their wards the act of handwashing and the use of sanitisers," he concluded.
In line with the Universal Basic Education Act of 2004 and the State Universal Basic Education law 2006 which guarantees access to 9-year formal education by providing FREE and COMPULSORY basic education for every child of school-going age, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board had since commenced registration for entrants into the Early Childhood Care and Development Education as well as Primary One Pupils across all Public Primary Schools in the State. While performing a symbolic registration of entrants at St. Agnes Primary School Maryland, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King stated that it is mandatory for the Board to ensure that every child in the State has access to free basic education. Hence, the exercise today was to sensitise the public on the ongoing registration and to guarantee a seamless process. He explained that the yearly routine is part of the Board's plan for school re-opening and preparation for a new session. He noted that the registration is free and compulsory, adding that education is relevant to the culture and every other aspect of human development. He urged parents to register their wards in earnest and take advantage of the reg. window before it closes on Oct. 23, 2020.
The Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King extols our teachers for their immeasurable care and intellectual services. Join us to celebrate our teachers by ensuring that your child participates in today's 'Classroom In Your Home' on LTV at 5 PM. Watch video https://twitter.com/i/status/1313120253279379456 #HappyWTD2020
Lagos SUBEB celebrates Lagos teachers on the occasion of World Teachers' Day for their resilience and dedication to human development. The teachers were given a surprise treat at the ongoing EKOEXCEL training in Bariga and Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos. This year’s Teachers' Day celebration, themed “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future” celebrates the teaching profession and recognises the important role of teachers. LASUBEB hailed the teachers for rising up to the occasion during this pandemic and their quick adaptation and adoption of the technology-driven pedagogy now operational in the EKOEXCEL schools in Lagos. To all the teachers in Lagos and across the world, we say a BIG THANK YOU!!
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has completed its two-week training held at two centres in the state, marking the second phase of the Excellence in Child Education and Learning (EKOEXCEL) teachers' training. 2,400 teachers were additionally trained in technological instruction classroom delivery. In his address, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King congratulated the participating teachers and headteachers for actively taking part in the laudable tech-in-education initiative of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's led administration. He implored the Headteachers to return back to school with renewed energy and updated skills to make a positive difference in primary pedagogy and management. Alawiye-King also urged them to reflect the interesting, impactful, and insightful experience back in school by showing love, care, and concern to the pupils who may be too young to understand what the new normal calls for. In the same vein, he advised the teachers to reinforce with renewed vibe and gusto for better and productive learning and teaching outcomes in the classroom.
LASUBEB distributes UBEC Instructional Materials ( Textbooks) for Primary 1-3 and ECCDE 1-3 to 20 LGEAs in the State. In the same vein, he advised the teachers to reinforce with renewed vibe and gusto for better and productive learning and teaching outcomes in the classroom. Alawiye-King also urged them to reflect the interesting, impactful, and insightful experience back in school by showing love, care, and concern to the pupils who may be too young to understand what the new normal calls for. In the same vein, he advised the teachers to reinforce with renewed vibe and gusto for better and productive learning and teaching outcomes in the classroom.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) is set to kick-start the distribution of food to primary school pupils at home. The Chairman of Lagos SUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, who disclosed this on Thursday when he visited the warehouse where the food palliatives were kept in Ikeja, noted that the initiative is part of the Presidential directive that the Home Grown School Feeding Programme must continue in spite of school closure. He explained that the government agencies involved have been working relentlessly for the past few weeks to ensure that the directive is carried out, hence the reason for the monitoring of the exercise by the Board. “The programme is under the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Home Grown School Feeding Programme, in collaboration with the Lagos State Government through the Universal Basic Education Board and all stakeholders in the basic education sub-sector”, the Chairman stated. Allaying fears that the programme might be sabotaged, Alawiye-King maintained that the beneficiaries have been identified and verified, saying “We need to understand that the school feeding programme has been running before now; it is targeted at primary 1-3 pupils in public primary schools. We have gone around using our school vendors and school management board based on available data to identify and verify the households that will benefit from the programme”. He also gave an assurance that the exercise will be transparent, as international and local organisations are part of the monitoring group involved to ensure that the food palliatives get to the right households, disclosing that over 37,589 homes are being targeted for the pilot scheme. “202 centres are designated for the distribution of food packages which include 5kg of Rice, 5kg of Beans, 2 Rolls of Sachet Tomato Paste, 500ml of Palm and Groundnut Oil, Salt and 12 Eggs”, Alawiye-King said. The Special Adviser to the President on National Home Grown School Feeding (NHGSF), Mrs. Titilola Adeyemi-Doro also said that the Federal Government is basically coordinating the process while the State is to take ownership of the Programme because the resources to reach the students are available to the government. She averred that Lagos SUBEB is taking the lead in the collaboration with all stakeholders in the education sector. In her contribution, the Board Secretary of LASUBEB, Mrs. Folusho Ajimoti, stated that a series of meetings were held to ensure efficient distribution of the food items, adding that vouchers would soon be given to the various households already identified. She also emphasised that Board Members, alongside Education Secretaries of each Local Government as well as food vendors, will form part of the distribution team with relevant stakeholders serving as monitoring groups. Meanwhile, the Tutor-General/Permanent Secretary, Education District 1, Barrister Margaret Titilayo Solarin has commended the outstanding leadership traits demonstrated by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the management of the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in the State. She gave the commendation, on Thursday, in her welcome address delivered at a scheduled webinar for the 14th Annual District Ramadan Lecture with the theme “Coping with COVID-19 Pandemic: The Islamic Perspective”, organised by the Lagos State Education District 1. According to Mrs. Solarin, the treatment and management of the affected patients in all the isolation centres in Lagos, continuous updates on every development and the distribution of palliative packages as well as food items, including “food kitchens”, to the vulnerable and less privileged will forever remain indelible in the minds of Lagosians. The TG/PS, while applauding all the frontline workers for their steadfastness, thanked all the corporate bodies and public-spirited individuals for complementing the efforts of the State government in bringing succour to Lagosians amidst the lockdown. Barrister Solarin, therefore, urged the Muslim faithful to seize the opportunity offered by Ramadan to intensify their acts of charity to others, especially during this period, to further ease the effects of the pandemic on all. In his sermon, the speaker, Ustaz Ridwan Tosin Onikola, Imam, Federal Sites and Service Scheme, Idimu, Lagos, enjoined everyone to see the outbreak as one of the trials the Holy Quran predicted followers will encounter, urging adherents to remain resolute in faith because nothing happens without the knowledge of the Almighty Allah. He emphasised the importance of the last ten days of the Ramadan period in which the Almighty Allah specifically commanded Muslims to seek His glory, mercies, favours and blessings through intensified acts of worship according to Quran: 2 Verse 185. While encouraging everyone to obey all the guidelines and precautionary measures set by the State government and medical experts to curtail the spread of the virus, Onikola maintained that the fight against COVID-19 is a collective responsibility.
Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has donated some equipment and materials to vocational training centres in all the 20 Local Government Education Authority establishments in the State towards improving the practical learning experience of students in the beneficiary schools. The Chairman of LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, who presented the equipment and materials to the representatives of the various schools last Friday, stated that the government will continue to make provisions for necessary tools that would further aid teaching and learning in Lagos schools. He disclosed that the government has made it an annual responsibility to provide the necessary equipment to schools across all the Local Government Education Areas of the State so that they can function effectively and impart knowledge to the pupils. The Chairman explained that since education has three domains of cognitive (thinking), affective (emotion/feeling), and psychomotor (physical), efforts must be intensified to balance the relationship that exists among the three without focusing on one at the detriment of the other. While saying that presentation of the materials would specifically aid practical learning among school pupils which is the psychomotor aspect of education, Alawiye-King enjoined the teachers to support pupils in their quest for practical education by giving them access to the centres for learning purposes. In his words, "This presentation of teaching and learning materials represent the psychomotor aspect of education in which pupils have to use their head, hand and heart. In order for them to do all these effectively, they must have the necessary equipment that supports positive learning outcomes". He maintained that as LASUBEB continues to pursue its mantra of “leaving no child behind in access to basic education”, the Board is also incorporating practical learning and development of skills as part of its curriculum to maximise the potentials of the pupils and also enable them gain practical and valuable experiences. According to Alawiye-King, the items provided by the State government are meant to equip the Computer centres, Home Economics, Art and Craft centres, Mini Resource centres and Teachers Resource centres of about 143 schools in all the 20 Local Government Education Authority in the State. One of the Permanent Board members of LASUBEB, Dr. Saheed Ibikunle described the gesture as a laudable initiative that is in sync with the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the State Government, specifically the Education and Technology pillar. He said that the presentation of the teaching and learning materials is a follow-up to the already introduced technology into teaching and learning in the public primary schools in the State through the EkoExcel initiative. “The donated items would serve as a way of revamping vocational centres such that school pupils could be equipped with vocational skills from their primary school levels”, Dr. Ibikunle stated. He expressed the view that if some basic consumables are not available to support teaching and learning, the intended output would not be achieved. Also speaking at the presentation of the materials, another Permanent member of the Board, Mrs. Sijuade Idowu-Tiamiyu urged the school administrators to put to good use, the donated items.
A delegate from Lagos State led by The Executive Chairman LASUBEB Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, including the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education Mrs Bosede Adelaja , Permanent Board Members among others went to the Edo State on a 2 day familiarization visit to understudy the recent innovation into the State Government’s Primary Education. The visit afforded the Lagos State delegate to understudy EdoBEST (Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation) program that digitizes Basic Education learning, data and school management. The highlight of the visit was an intellectual engagement between LASUBEB and EDOSUBEB stakeholders. As Lagos prepares to REVAMP and Digitize its Basic Education Sector. This is in fulfillment of the promise made by the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Administration to give adequate attention to the education sector and make it comply with World Class Basic Education Standard. Recall that Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pledged to prioritise education to ensure learning and teaching under conducive environment.
The Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board has acknowledged the due diligence of Lagos State SUBEB in its procurement processes. In a letter expressing the readiness of Ondo SUBEB to understudy the procurement process of its counterpart in Lagos, the Permanent Secretary of Ondo SUBEB, Mrs. O. I. Oni said that the collaboration between the duos would engender intellectual collaboration and work synergy. The Permanent Secretary said, “Ondo State deemed it fit to understudy your procurement process in order to find ways on which we can collaborate and exchange ideas to further strengthen procurement process.” Oni, however, craved for necessary cooperation and assistance from Lagos SUBEB in this regard throughout the period of understudying the procurement process. It should be noted that following various efforts by the Universal Basic Education Board in ensuring total compliance with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007 and the recently released minimum guidelines, the Lagos State SUBEB has been in the forefront of the implementation of these provisions.
Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board’s Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King has said that for the state government’s investment in schools’ infrastructure to optimally yield the expected result, there must be a deliberate attempt to enhance the capacity of the human resources through the continuous training of teachers. The Executive Chairman made this submission recently at A-5 day capacity building workshop for Early Child Care Development Education in Lagos with the theme “Effective Management of the Classroom.” He said, “We can have the best of infrastructure, if we don’t have the right sets of teachers, I don’t think the learning outcome we are going to get is going to be very encouraging.” Alawiye-King added that since the state government wants teachers that are academically and professionally qualified, there is the need for the government to continuously train its workforce to be at par with their contemporaries globally.“ The world is changing, evolving on a daily basis and in other for us to survive in a competitive world, we need extra-ordinary skills, we need additional skills and that is why it is necessary for us to provide these skills for you,” the Chairman restated. The training according to Alawiye-King was part of the policy direction of the Board to empower teachers, by preparing them for higher callings, through the acquisition of necessary skill that is required of them to be competitive anywhere in the world. He urged the participants to take advantage of the training taking place simultaneously in three different centres namely; Kosofe, Oshodi and Lagos Island and be prepared to make the outcome of the training reflect on the performance of the pupils of Lagos public primary school positively. He said that the Board members of LASUBEB remains committed to their promise of bequeathing a better educational standard to the people of the State especially through its mantra of ‘leave no child behind’. The Director of Schools Support Department, LASUBEB, Mr. Ade Abatan enjoined participants to extend the knowledge gained at the training programme to the school pupils and other teachers. “We do expect that the lessons learnt at this programme should not end with you, when you get back to your school, we want to see changes in the school children as well as your colleagues. You should cascade the knowledge you are going to gain from the training to them,” the Director pleaded. The representative of the Universal Basic Education Commission (Abuja) Achu Anne, appreciated the Executive Chairman of the Board for the opportunity given to the teachers through the training programme. Other Permanent Board Members of LASUBEB in attendance, namely Hon Sherifat Adedoyin-Sanusi Hon. Dayo Isreal and Hon. Bayo Adefuye also spoke in the same vein.