- As Ministry Distributes Gift Items to Students
The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has assured pupils and students in the State that he is not resting on his oars in ensuring that they are back to School in due time.
In a special Children’s Day broadcast on Lagos Television (LTV), to commemorate the Y2020 edition, Governor Sanwo-Olu stressed that the safety and well-being of students in the State is of great importance, as attendance in School requires a healthy body and a sound mind.
Assuring them that he shares their vision for a very bright future, Sanwo-Olu urged the children to improve on their academic performance by preparing very well ahead of all examinations while being focused on achieving excellence in their studies.
The Governor revealed that this year’s celebration is low-key due to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the closure of schools as part of efforts to curb the spread of the disease, adding that the present administration is very much concerned about the health of youths and would do everything in its power to ensure that their protection.
In her message, the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo wished the Children a joyous celebration and informed them that the government is making frantic efforts towards containing the pandemic in order to open schools for a continuation of the academic calendar.
“As soon as we are comfortable with the level of safety that we have in schools, we will do everything we can to make sure that you resume schooling”, She said.
Adefisayo disclosed that children are the most valuable assets representing the future and the hope for tomorrow, imploring parents to safeguard the future of their wards by motivating and providing them with necessary essentials for growth, just as she commended the efforts of teachers and parents who contribute immensely to their development.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja urged parents to make the day special for their Children by giving them special treats, adding that the Ministry had gone round to distribute gift items to students who have been exceptional in academics and co-curricular activities across the Six Educational Districts.