The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Idiat Adebule, has called on proprietors and school administrators to ensure compliance with academic and safety standards.
According to Adebule, this is to improve the standard of education in the private and public schools in the state.
The deputy governor, according to a statement on Wednesday, said this during a retirement and awards party for former employees and workers of the Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance.
Adebule, who was represented at the event by the Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Ganiu Sopein, said, “I commend the retirees and officers of the OEQA for an exemplary discharge of their assignments.
“I urge proprietors and school administrators to ensure compliance with academic and safety standards to ensure quality education in our schools.”
Also speaking, the Lagos State House Committee Chairman on Education, Mr. Lanre Ogunyemi, encouraged the retirees to “be assured that your work will continue to speak for you. And for the awardees, the upper rung of the ladder is where you are destined in your career.”
The Director General, OEQA, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, remarked that officers and evaluators had helped to improve the quality and standard of the educational system through the Whole School Evaluation exercise of the state government.
She said, “It is heartwarming that schools across the state formerly graded fair and poor are now been graded good and very good due to OEQA’s intervention in both public and private schools resulting in improved learners’ performance.
She said, “Since the beginning of the exercise, the quality and standard of teaching, security around schools, learning environment, child protection, checkmating of examination malpractices, and observation of open day activities across schools in the state’s six education districts have improved tremendously.’’