The Commissioner of Education in Lagos State, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo has stated that she is now convinced that Badagry Division in Lagos State needs more schools to boost education in the area.
According to a press release issued by the Legislative/Media Aide to the lawmaker representing Badagry Constituency II at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Setonji David, the Commissioner stated this on Wednesday 18th November 2020, during her visit to the area, to inspect some schools on the invitation of the lawmaker.
The inspection which was borne out of the overpopulation of some schools especially Araromi Ilogbo Secondary School, was centred on schools within Olorunda Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Badagry.
Reports revealed that Araromi Secondary School which serves as the only public school in its catchment area has over 9,000 students which prompted the Ministry of Education to award an eighteen classroom block project for the school, which is under construction.
Mrs. Folashade was led by Hon. David Setonji and the Education Secretary Mrs. Modinat to Ansar-ud-deen High School, Araromi, Ebele-Esepe, Mushin, LA Primary School, Ipara and Salvation Army Primary School.
After inspecting the schools, the Commissioner revealed that the condition of the students needs to be helped by building more schools in the area.
“I feel for these children. I want to assure these schools that with concerted efforts of Hon. Setonji David, the headteachers, principals, Education Secretary and I, we will achieve the best. I’m now convinced that Badagry needs more schools.” She reportedly said.
“The visit proposed two schools to be built to complement and depopulate Araromi Ilogbo Junior and Senior Secondary School. The Tutor General/Permanent Secretary of Education District V also made it clear that if the schools with foundations by the efforts of the communities could be taken care of by cleaning the surroundings, he will use his good office to post teachers and principals to commence teaching and learning.
“The Baales, chiefs, principals and headteachers of the schools were exceedingly glad and thanked the Commissioner and the effort of Honourable Setonji David for inviting the Commissioner to aid the inspection.” The statement read.