The Lagos State government has promised to prepare students for an intellectually mature life.
This was disclosed last week, by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja.
Speaking on behalf of the state Commissioner for Education, Adelaja stated that the Schools Invention Platform (Lagos SIP) would be used to actualise the plan.
Addressing secondary school students, who participated in the Lagos State Schools’ Invention Platform Season 11 under the theme:
‘Invention and Entrepreneurship towards future living’, at the Adeyemi Bero Hall, Secretariat, Alausa.
“The Lagos SIP aims at propelling you to acquire knowledge, develop your power of reasoning and skills. As well as ingrain in you the drive to prepare for an intellectually mature life. We are not relenting in our desire to ensure you acquire the right skills. To empower your ability to compete along global lines,” she noted.
The grand finale of the SIP annual competition was in drama, songs, choreography, poetry and inventions. Hence, she explained this to the participants as a striking tool to balance the educational excellence and innovative business acumen in young adults. Which will help to develop their innate skills and talents.
She noted that it was a formidable foundation for the state. And the state has resolved to restructure the education sector. By improving teaching and learning methods in schools across the state, through its programmes and activities.
“We are striking a balance between the scientific, educational excellence and the innovative business acumen. As a tool to redirect the young adult explorative thoughts. From premarital sex to an option of developing innate skills and talents. Through a scientific invention of economic value,” she added.
She however urged the students to avoid decisions and actions, capable of making them lose focus in life.
She advised them to embrace positive actions, that could be beneficial to their promising future.