The Lagos State Government has announced plans to Empower School dropouts, upgrade skill centres by build more alternative schools across the state.
According to Tokunbo Wahab, said it will be of help to people who may have dropped out of school due to early pregnancy, child trafficking, lack of parental care and others, to have the opportunity to return to school for further education.
This initiative would empower the beneficiaries socially and economically so that they can contribute to the development of society and play a more functional role as responsible citizens.
This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab, during a chat with journalists in Ikeja.
LASG UNVEILS PLANS TO UPGRADE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE, SKILLS CENTRES TO WORLD CLASS STANDARDS
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He also said that the state government plans to rehabilitate some schools and skills acquisition centres across the state to attract school dropouts and those that may have shunned education early in life.
What this means
The establishment of these alternative schools would help promote the growth of both formal and informal education across the states.
It would help reduce restiveness among the youths in the state with a potential drop in insecurity across the state.