The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), in an effort to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the state, has partnered with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Artswax Communications.
The partnership arrangement with KOICA entails the deployment of state of the art equipment, capacity building for teachers, provision of technical expertise, and online portal in the UBEC Model School undergoing construction at Iworo-Ajido, Badagry, Lagos State.
The Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, while speaking at a meeting held at LASUBEB Hall, Maryland, said the project was a prototype model school initiated by UBEC under the FGN/UBEC direct intervention.
He, however, pointed out that the Iworo-Ajido community in Badagry was chosen for the project due to its vast expanse of land, good terrain, and serene environment.
Mr. Woochan Chang, who is the Country Director of KOICA, explains that Lagos State was chosen as one of the states in Nigeria to replicate the Nigeria/Korea Model School that was established by UBEC.
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, who received the UBEC/KOICA delegation on behalf of the state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pledged the support and readiness of the state to take ownership of the project upon completion.
Similarly, LASUBEB in collaboration with Artswax Communications has unveiled the maiden edition of the Lagos Schools’ Poetry Festival.
The project was tagged ‘Eko 200 Poems: An Anthology of Nursery Rhymes’.
Alawiye-King said it became imperative to provide basic education, relevant to the culture of the hosting communities.
Recall that in 2016, Lagos State Government had called on corporate organisations and other philanthropists in the society to support the State government in its desire to provide quality and
functional education that will guarantee a better future for the children.