The Lagos State Government, through the Office of Education Quality Assurance, has organised an orientation programme for school owners and proprietors on approval and post-approval processes for schools.
The orientation was done to acquaint them with the guidelines and standardisation required before approval can be granted, and to ensure that these processes are strictly adhered to after approval.The state government made this known in a statement on Friday, adding that the event was held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in Alausa, Ikeja.
The Director-General, OEQA, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, who addressed participants at the event, noted that the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, placed “high premium” on the quality and standard of learning in schools across the state, hence the office was constantly evolving to ensure the highest standard is attained.
She said, “Mr Governor has tasked us that as a regulatory agency, we must be an enabler, that we must constantly be open to learning new ways in which we can enable our schools, teachers, school leaders to ensure that indeed quality education can take place in our schools and that it will impact learning outcomes.“Lagos State is committed to ensuring that your school is successful, committed to ensuring accountability and that there are minimum standard processes. Are we going to fold on our minimum standards? Absolutely not.”
Also, the Director, Private Education Special Programmes, Mrs. Fabambi Falayi, explained that the responsibility of the OEQA was to strengthen control, regulations, standardisation, monitoring and evaluation of public and private schools below tertiary education, as she enlightened participants on the approval processes, provisional approval as well as post-approval processes.