What has been happening
In a bid to enhance teaching and learning of Mathematical and Science related subjects for better performances in internal and external examinations of students, the Lagos State Government in partnership with SKLD Integrated Services Limited and CASIO has officially launched a CASIO Teacher’s Math and Science Teacher’s Training Centre at the Education Resource Centre, Ojodu. Speaking at the official launch of the Centre, Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo revealed that this project is a dream come true for the State as it will positively enhance the teaching of mathematics and science related subjects, adding that the teaching of these subjects will be more practical and interesting for better understanding of the Students. Mrs. Adefisayo while speaking opined that it is essential that the teachers and students acquire various skills in line with the Education and Technology Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Administration and the 21st Century Skills that will give them the ability to think critically, analyse situations and proffer relevant solutions to them which will affect their future positively. “You can see the power of reasoning, looking at something and solving a problem”, she enthused. The Commissioner on behalf of Lagos State Government expressed sincere appreciation to SKLD Integrated Services for the laudable gesture aimed at advancing teaching and learning of maths and science related subjects, stressing that the centre will be effectively utilized for training and retraining of teachers for efficient service delivery and performance. Earlier in her address, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja expressed with joy noting that the laboratory is the first of its kind, thereby commending the SKLD Integrated Services for partnering with the State Government and keying into the vision of the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Mrs. Adelaja highlighted that various training programmes will commence for teachers across the Six Education Districts at the Centre and varieties of topics will be analysed and solutions proffered, which will enable the students to be interested in learning the science subjects. The Permanent Secretary charged the teachers to translate their new learning into their respective classrooms, reiterating that the State Government will not relent in its efforts at providing a conducive environment for teaching and learning across all schools. Handing over the newly established training Centre for commissioning, Managing Director, SKLD Integrated Services Limited, Mrs Temilola Adepetun disclosed that the laboratory was made possible through various efforts by the company in partnership with the State Government and CASIO, adding that this initiative is a reality today due to the joint resources put together. Mrs. Temilola noted that SKLD has been in operation for the past 20 years while CASIO’s commitment to training and capacity development aligns with the strategic value for positioning the Education sector in Nigeria. She concluded her remarks by informing that SKLD in partnership with CASIO is committed to initiatives geared towards supporting and empowering Nigerian students and teachers.