The training code named EKO EXCEL (Excellence in Child Education and Learning) is aimed at up-scaling teachers’ development for globally competitiveness.
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo who flagged off the training program today in Lagos stated that the program became imperative as outlined in the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in which the third pillar stands for Education and Technology.
According to her, the training program would incorporate the integration of technology into education from the primary schools level. “The aim of this training is to deliver on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to closing the gap between the rich and poor by ensuring access to quality education for all.”
Adefisayo stated that the objective of EKO EXCEL is to successfully develop skilled teachers, improve teachers’ quality while leveraging on technology.
She noted that as Lagos aspires to be a 21st Century economy and maintain its position as a leading economy in Africa, a critical investment in basic education is required to build the quality workforce needed for the future and ensuring access to quality education for all children in the State.
In his remarks the Executive Chairman of Lagos State SUBEB Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King stated that the introduction of EKO EXCEL is to transform teaching and learning process in public primary schools, adding that the initiative was with due consultation with critical stakeholders in the educational sector.
According to him “this training program is very crucial in enhancing and upscaling teachers’ learning and professional development.