Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, gave a snippet of his administration’s policy direction on how the state is building a resilient economy on the basis of education, technology and access.
Sanwo-Olu further disclosed that Lagos is pushing forward by leveraging technology and Internet connectivity to deliver quality education to pupils in public schools in line with Goals 4, 9, and 10 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Governor emphasised that the projected outcomes of his administration’s education policy would lead to increased productivity and human resources, which, in turn, would keep the Lagos economy resilient.
Sanwo-Olu made the disclosure when giving his remark at the Concordia Summit, a high power global side forum at the ongoing 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States.
The Lagos Governor joined three other panelists in the event that focused on the theme: Building Resilient Economies on the Basis of Education, Technology and Access.
Sanwo-Olu said Lagos would be witnessing fundamental transformation in the deployment of technology to deliver quality services in different sectors of the state’s economy.
The Governor said the State had finalised partnership agreement with an international tech-based education consultant to begin the process of digitising school curriculum, with the objective to promote accountability in the delivery of quality education.
He said: “Lagos has a huge statistics in school distribution, which is greater than the total number of schools in some smaller African countries.
Despite this huge number in supply, there is a little challenge in delivering quality instruction.