28th September, 2010
Principals in Lagos State, South West, Nigeria have backed Governor Babatunde Fashola forÂ a second term in office, saying theÂ governor has done a lot in transforming theÂ education sector of the state.
The principals, under the aegis of the All Nigeria Confederation ofÂ Principals ofÂ Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, Lagos State branch, said the governorÂ deserved a second termÂ for spearheading the revival of public secondary schools across the state.
President of ANCOPSS, Mr. Albert Phillips, spoke yesterday when he ledÂ a standingÂ committee of ANCOPSS to visit the Chairman, Lagos State Technical Vocational EducationÂ Board, LASTVEB, Mrs. Adeyinka Oyemade at the Old Secretariat, Ikeja.
According to Phillips, ANCOPSS, had no choice than to back a governor who had takenÂ public secondary schools in the state out of the doldrums, addingÂ that several teachersÂ had been retrained home and abroad.
He said that the billion naira Lagos State Eko Project, in which the state is partneringÂ with the World Bank to revamp education in the state was a testimony of the achievementsÂ of Fashola in office as well as building new schools with modern laboratories.
The ANCOPSS president stated that the governor had been able to provide free textbooks toÂ students and pupils in all public schools in order to raise education in the state to theÂ next level.
â€œHe has been able to build on his predecessorâ€™s achievements. We are in support of aÂ second term for him. He has done very well,â€ he said.
On hooliganism, he said the schools authority was addressing it through education andÂ enlightenment of the students and letting them know the consequences of their action.
LASTVEB Chairman, Oyemade commended Fashola and the Deputy Governor, Princess Sarah SosanÂ for changing the face of education in Lagos.
Tutor-General, Education District VI, Mrs Foluso Ogunlana added thatÂ technical educationÂ served as a bridge between professors and lecturers in theÂ university, saying that theyÂ knew how important practical were in building theÂ lives of students.