The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, says the government is creating a fit-for-purpose education model for learners in the state.
Ms Adefisayo said this on Wednesday in Ikeja, during a news briefing on the 2022 Lagos State Education Summit.
She said that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration had shown efforts and implemented various initiatives across the education sector to make available high-quality education accessible to all.
According to her, these strides can be scaled up with re-energised synergy between all stakeholders in the education sector.
She said that the summit was part of the strategies to harness resources as well as the best brains from across the world and deliver the desired quality education to learners.
The commissioner said that the summit, slated for August 30 and August 31, would explore ways to ensure sustainability in quality education in the state.
The theme of the summit is, ‘Creating a Sustainable Fit-For-Purpose Education Model’ while the sub-theme is ‘Prioritising Education in the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda and the 30-Year Lagos Development Plan’.
She said that participants, numbering about 5,300, would be expected to engage and co-create new ideas and solutions for the development of education in Lagos State and the country at large.
“The summit seeks to explore a holistic approach toward education and lifelong learning from early childhood to higher education that is necessary for developing, re-skilling and enhancing an active population,” the commissioner said.
Continuing, Ms Adefisayo said “The summit will also afford the Federal Ministry of Education, other federal education agencies and state commissioners of education across the country an opportunity to co-share ideas for the development of education.”
She said that in order to allow for robust participation of all stakeholders, the summit would be hybrid allowing physical and online participation.
The commissioner said that all participants would register via the link which had been provided on www.lagoseducationsummit.com
She said that the on-sight arrangement would accommodate about 300 participants in-person, while over 5,000 would participate online.
According to her, the summit aims for discussion that will lead to a paradigm shift in teaching and learning.
She said that such was important as recent studies had reflected challenges relating to the productive value of young people coming out of education institutions.
In her remarks, the Chairman, Teaching Service Commission, Lagos State, Elizabeth Ariyo, said that having examined the present situation in the state, the need for a paradigm shift was pertinent.
Ms Ariyo said that a change could not be expected by sticking to the prevailing teaching and learning orientation.