The Lagos State Commissioner of Education, Folasade Adefisayo, has said the government will upgrade skill acquisition centres in the state.
She said this on Friday at the Tutelage Educational Services’ second annual education summit tagged ‘Much More than Just Education International Summit’.
Speaking on the theme, ‘Global Perspectives,’ she said, “The government has resolved to upgrade the various skill acquisition centres, as well as the technical schools.
“This is to ensure that students acquire skills in different fields of human endeavours thereby propelling them to become global problem solvers.
“We must ensure that a balanced education is beyond certification; it must be in conduct and learning.”
The Executive Director, Greensprings Educational Services Limited, Lai Koiki, said, “Teachers are essential in a nation and we need to take their training and welfare seriously because a satisfied teacher will stay on the job.”
The Chairman, Accounting Education and Research Services, Morenike Babington-Ashaye, said the education tax fund should be used for all schools.
“Education tax fund should be used for all the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
“There should be collaboration between public and private schools so that when the public schools are full, some of the pupils can move to private schools funded by the government.”
The principal consultant, Tutelage Educational Services, Lanre Badru, said the summit was aimed at showing that what education should be about in the future was “improving the world and having individuals improve in the process.”