The Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LSUBEB), Ganiyu Sopeyin has challenged parents to embrace the school enrollment policy of the state government.
He gave this advice on the sidelines of the Children’s Day party organised for public school children in Lagos by Ovie Brume Foundation (OBF).
About one thousand children from thirty public schools participated in the 2018 edition of the Children’s Day party organised by the non-governmental organisation.
In his words, “We appeal to parents to catch up with the Lagos State government enrollment policy on education. We have done a lot in the area of infrastructure in terms of providing furniture, books, classrooms and other things that would make teaching and learning effective and rewarding.”
“The only thing we need is; for parents to appreciate all of these and encourage their children by getting them registered in schools. We also encourage those ones already in schools to face their studies.”
The recalls that LSUBEB also recently organised a statewide sensitization programme to boost school enrollment in schools in the state ahead of the next academic session commencing in September. The programme attracted parents from host communities across the state.
Over 10.5 million Nigerian children are; out school, according to the United Nations. This figure represents the largest anywhere in the world.
Mr Sopeyin commended OBF for carrying it, cannot imagine what impact this event would have on the children considering their background as public school students.”
He also noted that effort by the OBF among other non-governmental organisations should be; seen as a way of encouraging more children to be; enrolled in schools.
“The children can see here would ordinarily not have access to such a programme. It would remain memorable to them. I pray that God Almighty would continue to be with them. We, on our part have always been in support of what Ovie Brume is doing.”
“So many non-governmental organisations, apart from the great efforts government is; putting in are supportive. If we have people like that that are; committed to education, the only thing is; for parents to get their children registered in schools for education is the gateway to any development.”