Lagos Establishes Education Radio to Boost Quality

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to establish an Education Radio Station for mainly educational content aimed at improving qualitative education in the state.


Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, disclosed this on Friday, during the 2021 ministerial press briefing to mark the second anniversary of Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration.


According to Adefisayo,”The state has filed for licensing of the radio station. It would serve as a channel for educational and training content for pupils and teachers only. It is a long process because approval has to come from Abuja, but we have started the process and I think we are getting close to approval.”


The commissioner also disclosed plans to establish special skill-based schools (mono-academies) that would appeal to specific interests of learners; and the establishment of six mathematics laboratories in each of the six education districts.

She said: “We will establish four mono-academies – multi-media and ICT academy (we have found a facility for this); fashion institute, construction academy, and agric/mechanical academy, in partnership with the private sector, because we want to give our pupils more options. If you cannot attend university, you can have a career in something you are good at and love doing. We will also give them the skills so they can be master practitioners.”


“We will also establish six mathematics laboratories, and Casio has promised to donate the six labs to us in the six educational districts. We plan to roll out 150 computer systems in our vocational colleges; another 30,000 devices across all our schools, and even more, complete with the scheme of work, for our pupils because their generation is so adept with it and is tech-savvy. We want to teach them in the way they like to be taught so they will learn as they should learn.”


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