28th September, 2010
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Princess Sarah Sosan has reiterated governmentâ€™sÂ determination to find a lasting solution to the problem of mass failure of students inÂ the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Sosan stated this at the commissioning of a new building and ultra modern equipment atÂ Lagos State Educational Resource Centre (LASERC), Ojodu, Lagos, South West Nigeria.
She stated that the state would soon start enjoying the gains of the centre through theÂ performance of students in their examinations, especially in the SSCE.
The deputy governor said that it was to realise the above fact that facilitated the hugeÂ investment of equipping the centre with the ultra modern equipment that would complementÂ teaching in the state, and thus upgrade the standard of education in Lagos State.
â€œThe only way teachers can improve and impact positivelyÂ on students is through teachingÂ with the use of instructional materials. This would among other things assist students toÂ have easy grasp of subjects and further enhance their retentive memory.
â€œTeachers in both primary and secondary schools in the state should ensure they go to theÂ centre to learn and develop themselves on how to produce and utilize variousÂ instructional materials that would further assist them in teaching various subjects inÂ their schools,â€ she stated.
Sosan commended the Director of the LASERC, Mrs. Sidikatu Abiola, for her sense ofÂ dedication, commitment and fulfilment in making the dream of completing the constructionÂ of the new building a reality and therefore enjoined others to emulate her.
In her address, Abiola, explained that as far as the planning, implementation andÂ completion of the new building was concerned, Governor Fashola, Sosan and the PermanentÂ Secretary, Ministry of Education, Omolara Erogbogbo should be praised for theirÂ determination in taking education in Lagos State to an enviable standard.
According to her, the centre was closed down for almost five years but was resuscitatedÂ after her appointment as a director, and that the centre formerly known as EducationalÂ Technology Section was changed to Education Resource Centre with the approval of theÂ present administration in February 2008.
The new building is equipped to offer an array of services, including designing andÂ production of instructional materials; capacity building of teachers on production andÂ utilization of teaching materials; mobile workshop for rural and riverine areas; printingÂ of instructional posters, charts, letter heads, file jackets, mini audio and videoÂ recording and language laboratory for learning English, French and other languages.