In its effort at ensuring quality education in a conducive teaching and learning environment for pupils, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has commissioned the new block of classroom at St. Peter’s Primary School, Apapa Road, Ebute Meta, Lagos, rehabilitated by the Conduct and Compliance Group of Access Bank Plc.

L – R: LASUBEB Secretary, Mr. Hakeem Lamidi; Access Bank Representative, Mr. Babatunde Aro; LASUBEB Chairman, Hon Alawiye-King (cutting the tape) and LASUBEB member, Hon. Bayo Adefuye.

Speaking during the commissioning, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, disclosed that education is at the heart of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration development efforts, adding that the state government is poised to deliver an all-inclusive quality education, aided by the deployment of technology and enhancement of teachers’ quality through capacity building.

Inside one of the classrooms in the refurbished block.

He appreciated Access Bank Plc for investing in the future of the children, and added that the renovation of an 11-classroom block, with the Head Teacher’s office, a computer room, reception and 12 toilets, is a huge gesture to the state.

He said, “As part of your Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, it is truly profound, highly commendable and is hugely appreciated by the state.”

Pupils of Saint Peter Primary School entertaining the guests.

Insisting that every child deserves an opportunity to learn in a positive environment, to enjoy the process of learning and feel comfortable within it, Alawiye-King solicited for more partnership and collaboration, noting that the Board is carrying out infrastructural upgrade and renovation in public primary schools.

He added that the Board is also collaborating with relevant stakeholders to digitize public primary school education in the state through the EKOEXCEL initiative of Governor Sanwo-Olu.

He urged the Education Secretary and school managers to take ownership of the school and ensure proper care of the facilities for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Head, Conduct and Compliance Group of Access Bank PLC, Pattison Boleigha, averred that the organization is sensitive to the community needs and is therefore involved in carrying out its Corporate Social Responsibility activities to promote public interest through social investment.

He said, “We hope to continue collaborating with the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board and other government agencies to promote social welfare for community development.”


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