Education needs urgent Lagos State Govt’s intervention in Badagry- Lawmaker



NNN: Mr Setonji David, member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, on Saturday urged the state government to urgently address the deplorable state of education in Badagry.

David, representing Badagry in the assembly, made the plea in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Badagry.

The lawmaker decried the state of infrastructure in schools in the coastal town, saying that they were not adequate for conducive learning.

David said that most of the infrastructure in both primary and secondary schools in the town were not enough to accommodate the increasing students of the coastal town.

“Education is in crisis in Badagry today.

“I have visited most of the schools in my constituency.

“I have noted with heavy heart that students in primary and secondary schools are struggling with inadequate infrastructure.

“It is sad to see no fewer than 100 students struggling to receive lessons in a classroom with lack of chairs and desks.

“Apart from this, we found out during visit to schools that some of the students suffered under the rain,” he said.

The lawmaker said during his secondary days, they were just 21 in a classroom at Badagry Grammar School, adding that learning atmosphere was conducive then.

“But today, education is in trouble, teachers are overwhelmed with the situation of things.

“Most of the teachers don’t want to teach again; they are no longer interested in the progress of their students.

“A situation where you have over 100 students in a classroom, how will you cope with teaching in that class,?” he said.

The lawmaker urged the state government to do more for education, adding that the sector should be a priority for the state.

He said it was as a result of inadequate infrastructure that made him to lay foundation for a block of six classrooms at Ajara Comprehensive Senior High School in Badagry on Nov.22.

The lawmaker said that after completion, the classrooms would provide space for ever increasing population of students in the school.

Edited By: Olagoke Olatoye

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