Reviewed Curriculum, E-Books Will Promote Learning – Sanwo-Olu

Gov Sanwo-Olu of Lagos

The Lagos State Government has said its reviewed Lagos State Unified Schemes of Work, learning devices and specialised e-books will promote deep learning for learners.

Speaking at the unveiling, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by the Secretary to State Government, Mrs Folashade Jaji, stated that the Lagos curriculum was holistically examined and it was re-engineered to meet the demands of modern education, without veering off the national benchmark provided by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council.

He said, “I wish to state that the Lagos State Unified Schemes of Work is a ground-breaking statutory document designed to revolutionise teaching and learning in schools in Lagos State. The framework for the new schemes is geared towards promoting deep learning and for learners to take ownership of knowledge acquisition through strategies that reflect 21st-century skills and international best practices.”

Also, Permanent Secretary, Mr Abayomi Abolaji, said, “We have changed the structure of the schemes of work in order to make learning more engaging and more students centred. Our students will get more involved and will be critical thinkers right from their early education through junior and senior secondary schools.

“We have been innovative by making our schemes of work compliant with the world of ICT.”

The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, explained that she had always been worried about the curriculum of the country, saying it was fulfilling when stakeholders in the Lagos Ministry of Education came together to review the curriculum.

Learn Africa Plc, a partner in the project with the Lagos State Government provided the enhanced E- book content with videos, audio files, and additional meanings of words used in the books to ensure and make learning fun, exciting, and creative so as to improve the learning outcomes.

The Managing Director, Learn Africa Plc, Mr Hassan Bala, stated that the digital revolution in the edutech space had come to stay, adding that Learn Africa Plc, a learning resource company was already providing enhanced E- books contents on various digital platforms (web and mobile apps).

He said, “Parents should assist in maintaining those devices and also ensuring that there is sufficient power for the students to learn, as the government has expended a lot in bringing the project to a reality.”

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