Nigeria: Lagos Launches Toll-Free Counselling Line

The Lagos State Government in its effort to bolster educational quality within the state has launched its toll-free counselling line and student’s worksheet to enable students receive homeschooling on English Language and Mathematics, with free access to counselling.

Disclosing this during a webinar, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Education District 3, Dr Olufolayimika Ayandele, revealed that the initiative was in line with the government’s THEMES agenda to close the gaps in education within the state and support students during the lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Ayandele said, ‘We understand the need to keep students and youths adequately and efficiently engaged as the world faces lockdown. With this, we would be able to continue the learning processes of our students and also provide a support system for them as they live through the pandemic. The Lagos state government remains dedicated to enforcing initiatives which would tackle crime and upgrade the security within the state’.

Concerning the initiative, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, remarked, ‘The students will one day lead. We have governors, commissioners, ministers among them. Eventually they would grow to lead us when we are retired, so we must develop their outstanding skills, and then create an atmosphere for them to thrive and excel. This initiative is a response to the terrible things happening to youths and students in our society, like rape, domestic abuse, hunger and emotional distress’.


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