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Lagos reiterates commitment to improve technical education

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Jamiu Alli-Balogun, has stated that the state government is committed to improving technical education among students in the state.

Alli-Balogun added that technical education will help to create more job opportunities and reduce youth employment within the state.

This was disclosed according to information obtained on the state government’s website on Thursday.

The commissioner stated this while addressing students of the Lagos State Technical College, Ado-Soba, along the Lagos Badagry Expressway, during one of his unscheduled visits to some schools in the state.

He said: “I encourage you to show more commitment and see yourselves as business owners in the near future and also urge you to stay out of trouble, remain focused and ensure you come out tops in your skill training and serve as a role model to others who are coming behind you.”

The commissioner also advised the students to steer clear of vices including bullying, drug abuse and cultism, adding that the students should always share their thoughts and experiences about the various state government interventions in the education sector with their parents.

Alli-Balogun further stressed that the present administration has provided the tools they need to succeed and will not relent in providing more if necessary.

“The state will continue to support graduates of technical colleges to be self-reliant by empowering them with adequate skills and resources to become employers of labour,” he assured.

“The state technical colleges are positioned to train students not only for technical expertise but also to be creative and venture into start-ups by combining their technical skills with entrepreneurship”, he explained.

Earlier, Alli-Balogun and his team had paid an unscheduled visit to Festac Junior and Senior Grammar School as well as Sari Iganmu Senior Secondary School and other five schools within the complex at Coker Orile where he emphasised the need for every hand to be on deck to provide a quality education that the students need.

Alli-Balogun urged the “principals and vice principals” to lead by example and “share experience of classroom management.”

“This is to show leadership qualities that can be emulated by young teachers around them,” he added.

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