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Lagos’ll remain reference point for innovative education – Sanwo-Olu



Lagos’ll remain reference point for innovative education – Sanwo-Olu

/ Florence Onuegbu

Lagos State Governor Babajide SanwoOlu said on Thursday that his administration would ensure that Lagos State remains the benchmark for impactful, inclusive and innovative education.

Sanwo-Olu said this at the 2021 Lagos State University Alumni Association (LASU) Annual Governor’s Conference, held on the institution’s main campus in Ojo.

The theme of the annual conference is: “Educational Leadership and Technology as Viable Options for Economic Recovery and Nationality: The Lagos State Experience.”

He said the state government recognized the transformative benefits of integrating quality education with innovative technology solutions for economic recovery.

Sanwo-Olu said that education and technology would continue to occupy privileged positions in his government.

The governor said his administration was dedicating substantial resources to providing the quality education needed to update the economic recovery in a digitized world.

He said the government was closing the private sector digital divide to roll out metropolitan fiber optics across the state.

LR: Vice President, LASU Alumni Association, Mr. Morris Quarker (SAN); Senator Seye Ogunlewe; The Governor of the State of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; The Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello; Ayangburen from Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Shotobi and Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Barr. Tokunbo Wahab during the LASU Alumni Association 2021 Governor’s Annual Conference at Buba Marwa Auditorium, LASU Campus, Ojo, Thursday, December 2, 2021

According to him, his administration implemented 3,000km of metro fiber connection.

“There must be intentional efforts to promote equitable and quality education so that our schools’ products are equipped with the critical skills necessary to provide lasting solutions to our socioeconomic problems.

“The undoubted fact is that technology now has a significant impact on the business and economic environment and we must urgently accelerate the adoption of new technologies for sustainable development and economic stability,” said Sanwo-Olu.

He said that the expansion of knowledge was a crucial component of the 21st century academic system.

Therefore, the governor tasked educators and educational leaders with harnessing the power of technology to produce skilled graduates who could fuel long-term economic recovery.

“In Lagos State, we have been able to achieve some of our educational goals by systematically combining our curriculum with technology and the selfless efforts of our educators.

“We now operate an improved education system with an enhanced institutional capacity for digital learning,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu commended LASU alumni for remaining passionate about the continued growth and development of the institution.

He commended them for being worthy ambassadors for the school and remaining loyal to LASU long after they passed through the school.

“All over the world, alumni associations have become strategic players on educational and governmental issues.

“I am proud of your association’s commitment to ensuring that LASU becomes one of the best universities in the world.

“I assure you that this is also the goal of my administration and we will continue to create the environment for LASU to flourish,” he said.

Source: NAN

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