The Lagos State government has unveiled new schemes of work for secondary school students in the state.
The new package comprised the reviewed work carried out by the state government on the old syllabus and blended with the national curriculum that was provided by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC).
The state had equally launched some specialised mobile learning devices and e-books on core subjects for secondary schools.
Speaking at the launch recently, the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the new schemes of work was designed to revolutionise teaching and learning in Lagos schools and make the system more robust to conform with global best practices.
According to him, the feedback about the new schemes from stakeholders particularly the users-students and teachers- was that the reviewed scheme is an additional resource for better teaching and learning, driven by technology which had created active participation of learners.
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Sanwo-Olu, who was represented at the event by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folashade Jaji, said that education is the third pillar of his administration’s T-H-E-M-E-S agenda” and that the commitment had showed how relevant the sector in transforming the state as a smart city more appreciably.
He explained that the new schemes which would be used by both public and private schools in the state were to meet the demands of modern education without deviating from the NERDC benchmark.
“And we have been committed to this transformation from the beginning due to our knowledge of the recent advancement global, that learning must be participatory and engaging for today’s students to appreciate its futuristic impact.
“So, as a responsible government, we have invested in digital devices and e-books in continuation of our agenda to seamlessly fuse education and technology and upgrade our educational system to meet the world standard.
“We shall continue to invest in the sector by improving the capacity of our students to cope with the use of technology and ensuring our school personnel are equally ICT-compliant,” the governor said.
In their separate remarks, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo and her Science and Technology’s counterpart, Mr Hakeem Fahm, said the reviewed schemes, if blended with technology would certainly help the students to study and do research more effectively in schools and at home when they are on their own.
Mrs Folasade particularly explained that the new study framework and materials would make the students to be more knowledgeable and skilful; become great critical thinkers and problem-solvers now and in future.
She thanked the state’s leadership, particularly governor Sanwo-Olu, for supporting the vision, noting that the end results would be unquantifiable.
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