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LASG REITERATES COMMITMENT TO IMPROVE EDUCATION SECTOR

Governor
Akinwunmi Ambode has said that his administration is determined to
improve the State’s educational system in order to meet the challenges
of basic and quality education.

Speaking
at the inaugural ceremony of the Union Bank Education Fair tagged “Edu
360” at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Ambode gave an insight into
entrepreneurial training provided by the State through the ‘Ready.Set.Work’ project and ‘CodeLagos’ initiatives.

The
Governor, represented by the Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Obafela
Bank-Olemoh at the event, stated that the initiatives were embarked upon
to deliberately place Lagos State at a vantage position by meaningfully
engaging the youths and developing graduates into business creators
through the teaching of entrepreneurial skills.

According to him, “The State government started with an employability and entrepreneurship programme, Ready.Set.Work
which prepares final year students for the world of work to become
employees and employers of labour in which over 5,000 final year
students were taken through a 13-week programme with 2,000 of them
placed on internship”.

“The
State government is working towards teaching one million Lagosians to
code by 2020 with the in and out of school classes across  634 centres
in the State, in view of the fact that technology is an important aspect
of everyday living”, he added.

Ambode, therefore, applauded the organisers of the Education Fair for their commitment over the years to improving the sector in particular and society at large.

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