Lagos To Stop Mass Failure In SSCE — Sosan


Lagos State Deputy Governor, Princess Sarah Sosan has reiterated government’s  determination to find a lasting solution to the problem of mass failure of students in  the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

Sosan stated this at the commissioning of a new building and ultra modern equipment at  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 the  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 huge  investment of equipping the centre with the ultra modern equipment that would complement  teaching in the state, and thus upgrade the standard of education in Lagos State.

“The only way teachers can improve and impact positively  on students is through teaching  with the use of instructional materials. This would among other things assist students to  have easy grasp of subjects and further enhance their retentive memory.

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“Teachers in both primary and secondary schools in the state should ensure they go to the  centre to learn and develop themselves on how to produce and utilize various  instructional materials that would further assist them in teaching various subjects in  their schools,” she stated.

Sosan commended the Director of the LASERC, Mrs. Sidikatu Abiola, for her sense of  dedication, commitment and fulfilment in making the dream of completing the construction  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 and  completion of the new building was concerned, Governor Fashola, Sosan and the Permanent  Secretary, Ministry of Education, Omolara Erogbogbo should be praised for their  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 resuscitated  after her appointment as a director, and that the centre formerly known as Educational  Technology Section was changed to Education Resource Centre with the approval of the  present administration in February 2008.

The new building is equipped to offer an array of services, including designing and  production of instructional materials; capacity building of teachers on production and  utilization of teaching materials; mobile workshop for rural and riverine areas; printing  of instructional posters, charts, letter heads, file jackets, mini audio and video  recording and language laboratory for learning English, French and other languages.

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