The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo has expressed commitment to making the state rank best in subsequent external examinations in Nigeria.
Mrs Adefisayo made this remark during a welcome programme organized for her and the Special Adviser on Education, Tokunbo Wahab after their swearing-in ceremony by His Excellency, the Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
She urged staff of the Ministry, to brace up in ensuring that Lagos State actualizes that.
The Commissioner noted that for Nigeria to actualize her greatness, there was the need for emphasis to be shifted from oil as her source of wealth, to knowledge based economy hidden in the pupils potentials that must be tapped into through qualitative education.
In the same vein, Mr Wahab disclosed that the present administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu would leave no stone unturned in upgrading infrastructure in all the educational institutions in the State.
For the State to do better in the education sector, Wahab enjoined Management and Staff of the Ministry to imbibe team spirit in discharging their duties, adding that he would ensure that his Office maintains harmonious working relation with the entire Ministry.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mrs Abosede Adelaja appreciated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s foresight in appointing the duo, whom she described as round peas in round holes to pilot the affairs of the Ministry.
In her closing remarks, Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Education District I, Mrs Titilayo Solarin, assured the Commissioner and the Special Adviser of unalloyed support and commitment from Management and staff of the Ministry in repositioning the education sector.
Among the personalities in attendance at the welcome programme were Permanent Secretary, Office of Special Adviser on Education (OSAE), Mr. Olamilekan Allison; Tutor General/Permanent Secretary of Education Districts I, II, III, V and VI, as well as senior officials of the ministry and agencies under it.