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LASUBEB SEEKS STAKEHOLDERS' COLLABORATION ON CLUSTER-SCHOOL MODELS IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS

by LASUBEB Publicity unit | November 30th 2020

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.

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.

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