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LASUBEB PARTNERS KOICA ON SMART MODEL SCHOOL

by LASUBEB Publicity unit | January 22nd 2021

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.

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](http://157.230.58.69/uploads/lasubeb_monitoring2022_4_494369873d.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](http://157.230.58.69/uploads/lasubeb_monitoring2022_2_1692817003.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](http://157.230.58.69/uploads/lasubeb_monitoring2022_5_353f84bbc1.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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