Lagos State says it has constructed about 300 classrooms among some other projects in its school rehabilitation programme.
The Chairman, Special Committee on Rehabilitation of Public Schools, Mr Hakeem Smith, said this during a press briefing on efforts to curb infrastructure decay and revamp public schools in Lagos.
He said phase one of the projects which had taken off comprises of about 300 new classrooms, hostel construction works which are ongoing, provision of about 100,000 student furniture in secondary and primary schools and rehabilitation interventions in 92 schools.
It also included emergency intervention in 42 schools in Lagos State public primary and secondary schools with varying classrooms per schools.
He said with education and technology ranking uppermost to the Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration’s agenda, the government swiftly began the implementation of its plan to improve the quality of education in the state.
After the visitation to schools for needs assessment, a comprehensive list was generated for year 2020 projects and divided into phases one and two, he said.
He said the year 2020 was a challenging one globally because of the coronavirus outbreak that virtually grounded the world economy.
He said, “Yet we made substantial progress with our phase one projects.
“To date, the construction of about 300 classrooms are at various stages of completion.
“The construction of seven new hostel blocks, which will provide about 1,400 beddings, are also nearing completion in the model colleges.
“In addition, the construction of eight watchtowers with alarm bells and perimeter fences to enhance security are already in place in those schools.”