By Millicent Ifeanyichukwu
May 24, 2023. Sanwo-Olu, represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo, commended SCRPS for its dedication and commitment to the timely completion of the project.
He enjoined students and teachers to take adequate care of the facility, which he said was built with taxpayers’ money, urging them to maintain the beautiful look of the building.
Mr Hakeem Smith, Chairman of SCRPS, said that the idea of the project was to decongest students in classrooms and make them sit comfortably in a conducive learning environment as promised by the Sanwo-Olu-led administration.
Smith said that the structure was well built and there should be no fear of collapse, as every stage of the building was certified by experts in the field,
He said the target was to meet the UNESCO standard, ’50 to one class’.
According to him, there is a sick bay, home economics lab and library, while the office of the principal is strategically sited whereby he/she can always have an overview of the school premises.
“There are enough windows in the classes to give space for ventilation, so even when there is a power failure, the students will still enjoy air; also, the floor has terrazzo, the students have toilets to themselves.
“I am sure the students and teachers are happy to have this building with good chairs/tables in the classroom, enough toilets, laboratory, sickbay, staff room and offices of the principal and the vice.
“However, the school management must imbibe maintenance culture and should not misuse the opportunity provided by the state government, although the building is durable and can stand the test of time,” he said.
Mr Deinde Momodu, Principal of the school, thanked the Lagos State Governor and SCRPS for the project and for putting necessary measures in place for the comfort of students and members of staff, assuring that the the building would be maintained.
Earlier, the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Education District 1, Mr Adeoye Adebowale, in his remark, said the project was proof of Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s love, dedication and commitment to ensure that Lagos State continues to produce greater leaders of tomorrow.
Adebowale noted that an investment in education of the highest possible quality remained the best an individual, parents, state and the nation could make.
“This is more evidence of Mr Governor’s commitment and investment in education, being the third of the THEMES Agenda.
The acronym THEMES represents the six pillars of the State’s strategic development agenda; Traffic Management and Transportation, Health and Environment, Education and Technology, Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy, Entertainment and Tourism, and Security and Governance.