Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, on Monday paid unscheduled visits to five public schools in Lagos Island to assess their state of affairs.
The schools are Ade-Oshodi Memorial Baptist, Okesuna; Fazil-Omar Ahmadiya Primary School, Ebute-Elefun, Sura; Dolphin Junior and Senior High Schools, and Handy Craft Centre, Ebute-Elefun.
Hamzat spoke with the students, teachers and the schools’ authorities.
He promised that the state government would improve facilities in public schools to make them conducive for teaching and learning.
“The purpose of the visit is to understand how the children are being taught, to know if the teachers come to school at all and the challenges the teachers and students are facing.
“Our government will do the needful by improving the infrastructure of the state-owned schools so that they will be better than some good private schools,” he said.
Hamzat disclosed that plans were underway to recruit more teachers, noting that teachers must be tech-savvy and have knowledge of teaching.
“The process is underway to recruit teachers that must be tech-savvy, must be able to use the computer and do better analysis.
“They must have a degree either in Bachelor of Education (B.E Education) or NCE degree.
“This is to conduct on-the-spot assessment of the schools’ operations, facility, and teaching methods,” he said.