Determined to provide quality education to their citizens, a delegation of directors from various departments of Basic Education Board of Sokoto and Bauchi states are in Lagos to understudy the workings of Lagos education system.
The team leader, Dr. Garba Ibrahim, who described the transformation in the education sector saddled with very large number of schools and population as very amazing and encouraging especially in a tight economy like Nigeria, said they are in Lagos to see how such feat can be replicated in their home states.
“Lagos is wearing a new look, the state is indeed the Centre of Excellence and first amongst equals in terms of development which should be accepted and acknowledged by all.
“Our mission here is to rub minds with the officials of Lagos State Ministry of Education so as to gain more experience not only in the educational sector but in all aspects of development as the state is really the symbol of Nigeria.”
Welcoming the delegates, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, said the achievements recorded so far by the state were made possible through the commitment of the state governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, who has preferred to commit the little resources of the state on developmental projects, especially in the core areas of need of the state.
“Lagos is working towards the transformation of the country from BRICS to BRINCS states, and for Nigeria to belong to the circle of the great states in Africa and the world at large.
“Lagos State is focusing on PATH development i.e. Power, Agriculture, Transportation and Housing, as prioritised and agreed on at last year’s Ehingbeti Economic Summit. PATH adoption is the only route to success if Nigeria is ready to join the great states.
The delegates were availed explanations on the workings of the education sector of Lagos by directors of all the departments in the Lagos State Ministry of Education.
Thanking the commissioner and the management team of Lagos Education Ministry for their cooperation, Mallam Ibrahim Aliyu from Sokoto State said they will continue to rub minds from time to time with Lagos.