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by LASUBEB Publicity unit | January 31st 2022

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.

Towards the sustenance of a safe learning environment, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) engaged in a strategic session with the management of the Lagos State Planning and Environmental Monitoring Agency (LASPEMA) in order to sanitize setbacks and incidental open spaces in Public Primary Schools during a courtesy visit to the Board. https://lasubeb.fra1.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/News/lasubeb_laspema_2.jpg At the meeting, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, Executive Chairman, LASUBEB commended the agency's efforts in maintaining compliance in accordance with the state's environmental plan and its seamless drive in the actualization of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda. https://lasubeb.fra1.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/News/lasubeb_laspema_3.jpg He noted that the infractions on setbacks and incidental open spaces is becoming alarming adding that the Board frowns at such encroachment and would soon commence enforcement exercise to dislodge illegal informal operators occupying the setbacks. saying, that such activities will hinder teaching and learning in the academic environment. Alawiye-King emphasized on the misuse of setbacks in schools and indiscriminate construction of shanties on open spaces which would no longer be tolerated. https://lasubeb.fra1.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/News/lasubeb_laspema_4.jpg General Manager LASPEMA, Town Planner Daisi Oso stated that all foms of criminal activities take place on setbacks and incidental open spaces, which are threats to the wellbeing of the pupils and teachers in the learning environment. Oso reiterated that LASPEMA is the agency saddled with the statutory responsibility to plan, supervise and designate setbacks for use in the State. He noted that LASPEMA is ready to collaborate with the Board in strategizing a model for landscaping around the school walls, creative paintings on the walls to improve the aesthetics as well as create a secured environment by ensuring closed circuit television is installed around the setbacks for surveillance purposes. https://lasubeb.fra1.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/News/lasubeb_laspema_5.jpg At the end of the strategic meeting, a five-man Committee was constituted comprising members from LASPEMA and LASUBEB charged with the responsibility of developing a model to facilitate the synergized visions with other MDAs of the State Government who have similar mandates.

BOUT 168,000 CHILDREN PARTICIPATED IN THE YEAR 2022 PLACEMENT EXAMINATION… The Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King disclosed this during the monitoring exercise of the annual transition examination organized for Primary 6 Pupils of Public and Private Primary Schools into Junior Secondary Schools in the State While monitoring some centers at Eti-Osa Local Government Education Authority, he mentioned that the examination is being held simultaneously in 366 centres across the state, stating that about 168,000 pupils sat for the placement examination. ![lasubeb_monitoring2022_4.jpeg]( He commended the Lagos State Examination Board for the seamless organization of the exercise, adding that the environment is not only conducive, but serene for the pupils to concentrate on their test. Alawiye- King averred that the Board is not only focusing on the retention of pupils in schools, but is also concerned about their transition into the next level of their educational pursuits. ![lasubeb_monitoring2022_2.jpeg]( “The state government has invested so much into Primary education by introducing technology into the classroom, which has in turn prepared the pupils for transition into the Junior Secondary Schools”, he said. ![lasubeb_monitoring2022_5.jpeg]( Schools monitored include: Kuramo Junior Secondary School, Ireti Junior Community Grammar School, Ilado Community Junior High School and Akande Dahunsi Memorial Junior High School.


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