When talking about the Eko Excel program (which is part of the government’s THEMES agenda), Adefisayo pointed out that the program helps to improve the teaching and learning experience in the classroom between teachers and students.
In order to improve the quality of teachers by adopting the best global teaching and learning practices in the state education system, the Lagos State Government has partnered with Microsoft to train 18,000 teachers on the Microsoft Office suite.
According to Ms. Folashade Adefisayo, Lagos State Education Commissioner, the Ministry decided to use the confinement period to improve teachers, and cooperated with Microsoft to train teachers on digital literacy.
In related developments, given the high state retirement rate, the state government also considers recruiting teachers from state civil servants on a quarterly basis. Adefisayo (Adefisayo) disclosed this in the online show “Covinspiration”, which was hosted by the United Nations Special Representative and the British Council’s global change maker Mr. Dai Israel, and reported by NAN.
Adefisayo added that the State Department of Education is currently in the final stages of recruiting 2,000 people to promote elementary education in the state.
In discussing current plans for the education administration, the commissioner said that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the Ministry of Education to replace retired teachers and prevent gaps in the education system.
She explained: “The most important aspect of learning is the quality of the teachers. We do not have enough teachers to realize our established plan of studying in public schools.”
There is no date for School Resumption yet
Adefisayo pointed out that because the government is still observing this trend, discussing with federal agencies and deploying the necessary facilities, the date for the resumption of the school has not yet been determined.
The Commissioner also guarantees that the online digital courses will not end after the school is restored. Instead, online courses will be used to enhance classroom teaching. She added that the Ministry of Education has received the equipment from donors and will distribute the equipment to students in the coming weeks to help them learn.
“We are watching a pandemic. For us, the most important thing is safety first, safety second, safety third. If we determine that our children are quite safe, we will start school.” She said.