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SANWO-OLU ADMONISHES STUDENTS TO SHUN BULLYING, CULTISM

… Commissions 180-Bed Hostel, Block of Classrooms, Others at Model College Igbokuta

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has admonished students to shun all acts of bullying and cultism as the government will not condone such behaviour, irrespective of who is involved, just as he equally advised teachers to listen more to their students in order to prevent untoward situations.

The Governor stated this at the commissioning of a new 180-bed female hostel, 12-classroom block and other school facilities at the Lagos State Model College, Igbokuta, after leading others to observe one-minute silence in memory of Late Master Sylvester Oromoni, the student of Dowen College, as well as Late Adedoyin Adebayo and Late Apolebi Israel, two students of Babs Fafunwa and Ojodu Grammar School respectively, who died recently in a truck accident.

Sanwo-Olu encouraged students to speak out whenever they are confronted with challenging situations, saying: “If you see something, say something. Cases of bullying in schools must be promptly reported to the school administrators and they are obligated to act swiftly and responsibly”.

While handing over the schools’ infrastructure projects, he noted that the projects reflect his administration’s continued dedication to quality and equitable education, stressing the government’s unwavering commitment to the provision of conducive learning and teaching environment across all schools in the State.

“We will continue to build, rehabilitate and equip our schools as necessary”, the Governor maintained.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, acknowledged the Governor’s sustained passion and significant contribution to the education sector in the State, pointing out that the efforts are geared towards ensuring that all students in Lagos Public Schools receive a quality education in a conducive environment.

In her words: “It is indeed wonderful to see that in less than three years, the State has fulfilled most of the promises made to a significant extent in terms of investment in the quality of teaching and learning in Lagos”.

“One interesting thing to note about the newly constructed hostel is that it has a reading room for students to study after school hours as well as a laundry room, which is the first of its kind”, Adefisayo said.

The Commissioning was attended by members of the State Executive Council, Body of Permanent Secretaries, Chairman, Imota LCDA, Prince Kunle Agoro, Ramodu of Imota, Oba Mudashiru Ajibade Bakare-Agoro and other community leaders.