In a bid to enhance educational opportunities for pupils in Epe’s riverine communities, Kakalistiq.com reports that Hon. Segun Agbaje, Board Member (Commissioner III) of the Lagos State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), has called for an extensive deployment of the TeachForNigeria initiative.
Acknowledging the commendable teaching techniques demonstrated by TeachForNigeria fellows, Hon. Agbaje voiced his support during an interview in Lagos, coinciding with the meeting between Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and TeachForNigeria fellows tagged “TeachForNigeria: A Day with Mr. Governor” at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, January 29, 2024.
The event, which is part of activities marking the International Day of Education with the theme “Learning for Lasting Peace,” had in attendance members of the State Executive Council, Permanent Secretaries, top government officials, teachers, pupils, and students from various public schools, and other key stakeholders in the education sector.
Hon. Agbaje underscored the necessity of extending the TeachForNigeria initiative to Epe’s riverine communities, emphasizing that innovative teaching strategies could significantly improve the teaching and learning process. He commended the program for its potential to enhance students’ intellectual abilities and provide them with a robust knowledge base.
“The riverine schools in Epe deserve the same educational advantages as their counterparts in urban areas. Bringing TeachForNigeria to these communities is a strategic move to bridge the educational gap and empower our students.”
“TeachForNigeria’s innovative teaching techniques have proven to be transformative. Extending this initiative to the riverine communities of Epe is a step towards revolutionizing education and fostering intellectual growth in our students,” he said.
The TeachForNigeria initiative, a non-profit organization committed to ending educational inequity, operates in partnership with the Lagos State Government to promote excellent education and leadership. The Fellows, predominantly young graduates, teach various core subjects in 205 schools across the state, with a mission to address educational disparities.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, addressing the gathering, reiterated his administration’s commitment to education as a top priority. He announced plans to collaborate with TeachForNigeria to establish a sustainable five-year program called TeachForLagos, aiming to recruit 275 fellows across the state. The initiative, according to him, seeks to ensure that no child is left behind in education, aligning with the overarching goal of providing unparalleled investments, funding, and infrastructure to advance the education sector in Lagos.
As TeachForNigeria continues its partnership with the Lagos State Government, the initiative’s expansion into Epe’s riverine schools emerges as a pivotal step towards fostering educational equity and excellence in the state.