Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said he introduced the EKOEXCEL programme in all public primary schools in the state to change the learning outcomes for pupils.
The Governor stated this whole speaking with Chairman House Committee on basic education and services, Professor Julius Ihovnbere, members of the committee, Commissioner for Education Folashade Adefisayo, Chairman, Lagos State Basic Education Board (LSUBEB) Wahab Olawale Alawiye-King and other stakeholders at his office.
Sanwo-Olu said: “In the last couple of years, we have built strong foundations and this fiscal year, we increased our budget on education from eight to twelve per cent. We invested in curriculum development through EKOEXCEL to change the learning outcomes from our schools.
“We believe a solid foundation for our children starts with qualitative primary education hence our deliberate focus on primary school education and reform.
“Our administration will continue to increase investment to bring up the standard of education across board”.
The programme has been widely endorsed by educators across the state.
Lagos NUT Chairman Hon. Adedoyin Adesina hailed Sanwo-Olu for the initiative, noting he has surpassed all previous investments in education.
“Since we have been having budgetary allocations to education since I started teaching in Lagos, I noticed that Sanwo-Olu has surpassed all,” he stressed.
EKOEXCEL is a Lagos State government funded education reform programme successfully developing more highly skilled teachers with thousands of teachers re-trained State-wide in future ready pedagogy, which is dramatically accelerating learning with twice more learning math and 3 times more in literacy.
For more information, visit https://ekoexcel.ng/about-us/