The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, under the Y2018 FGN/UBEC Intervention for inclusive units, has presented vocational equipment and instructional materials to six inclusive units in Badagry, Eti-Osa, Ibeju- Lekki, Lagos Island and Mushin Local Government Education Areas, LGEAs.
A statement signed by the Public Affairs Officer of LASUBEB, Adewunmi Enitan, and made available to newsmen quoted the Executive Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, while speaking at the presentation events as saying that the procured equipment were made possible by the Federal Government, through the UBEC.
Noting that the distribution is also supported by the Lagos State government for improved teaching and learning outcomes for special needs pupils in Lagos State, Alawiye-King applauded the efforts of the Federal and state governments on their commitment towards achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, in ensuring that special needs children access equitable and quality education and reducing disability base in Lagos State.
Congratulating the beneficiaries, he charged them to keep the equipment in good shape and ensure that the materials are efficiently used for the purposes intended.
Alawiye-King said, “If as a state we believe that no child should be left behind, as an establishment and agency, we must also ensure the realisation of this goal.”
LASUBEB permanent member, Dr. Saheed Ibikunle, who heads the School Support Services Department, said that the presentation was a further attestation to the fact that LASUBEB remains committed to the plans and programmes of the Federal and state governments.
He explained that an inclusive unit is where special needs children showcase their abilities among other regular pupils, without discrimination in line with the Child Rights Law.
Reiterating the commitment of LASUBEB to ensuring that there exists no disparity between the special inclusive units and other regular units, Ibikunle assured that the present administration would make sure that the materials are judiciously used in line with the national curriculum.