LAWMAKER URGES GOVT TO SHOW MORE COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION
The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Security and Strategy at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Ahmed Omisore, has called on government at all levels to be more committed to education in order to adequately confront the rot in the sector.
The legislator made this call at the weekend during the closure of the Pre-West African Examination Council lectures organised for pupils in his constituency preparing for this year's West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
The lecture, which ran for three Saturdays in Mathematics, English and Sciences, was handled by selected WAEC examiners who taught the pupils on how to answer WAEC questions and effectively make use of allotted time.
Omisore, who represents Ojokoro in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area, said that there was a need for all hands to be on deck in order to firmly reposition the nation's education sector to meet international standards.
''Government must build more schools. This is important so as to accommodate more children of school age, create conducive learning in secondary schools and generally make education attractive as it was in the past'', he said.
He also stated that the programme was organised based on his electoral promises, belief in Chief Obafemi Awolowo's qualitative education policies and the' dismal performance of pupils as shown in the recent results' of the National Examination Council.
At the presentation of certificates of participation to the 239 beneficiaries of the programme, Omisore pledged to award scholarship to three outstanding pupils in the examination seeking admission to polytechnic or university and ensure the continuity of the programme.
Responding, one of the participating pupils, Emeka Okafor, thanked the legislator promising that he and his colleagues would justify the large-heartedness of the member of the Lagos Assembly by devoting more time to their studies.
The Chairman of the LCDA, Mr. Adeyemi Olabinjo, who was represented by a leader in the council area, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, charged the pupils to study hard and make judicious use of what they gleaned from the lecture so that they could come out in flying colours.