Fashola hosts Senate Committee on Education, pledges commitment to qualitative education

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN (6th left), his Deputy, Hon. (Mrs) Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire (5th right), in a group photograph with the Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije (5th left), Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (4th left), Senator representing Osun State Central Senatorial District, Senator Sola Adeyeye (6th right) and other members of the Senate Committee and Lagos State Executive Council during a courtesy call on Governor Fashola at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on Monday, July 16, 2012.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), Monday expressed the commitment of his administration to quality education in the State saying that although investments in the sector does not manifest immediately, the values are enduring.

Governor Fashola, who spoke at the Lagos House while playing host to the Senate Committee on Education led by its Chairman, Senator Uche Chukwumerije, said as a mark of this commitment, one of the recent policies that the State Government has implemented, is aimed at raising the quality of education in the State’s public schools.

Governor Fashola, who noted that the free education policy, enunciated many years ago in the State, was meant to enable people to read and write, added, “Now the literacy level in Lagos State is well above 85 percent, the highest in the country. But Lagos is not immune to the challenges that other States face which is the quality of education”.

“People can now read and write which is the problem free education sought to solve many years ago. But a new problem has arisen which is the quality of Education. So, having achieved basic literacy, we now need to deal with quality of the education we impact in our children”, the Governor said.

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