Agency for Mass Education under the Office of the Special Adviser on Education in Lagos State has trained 245 census enumerators.
The trainees were selected from various wards and local governments across the state. They were grouped and assigned different days and location for the programme in obedience to the rule of social distancing. The exercise is programmed to run for two weeks.
Addressing the audience during the training at Vocational Training Centre, Surulere, Lagos, the Director, Agency for Mass Education, Mrs Olukemi Kalesanwo, stated that the agency was conducting the training for enumerators and coordinators to plan effectively for the future of children.
“The government needs to plan, because if there is no plan, there is no way we would be able to take good care of our children,” she stated.
She noted that the agency is run privately and in charge of formal education with three major programmes to reduce illiteracy.
The programmes run by the agency include, Mass Literacy Program where people under primary schools are taught, the Vocational Training Center for skill acquisition and the Continuing Education Centre for people in secondary schools and those preparing for external exams like UTME, private GCE and others.
Mrs Kalesanwo encouraged teachers to show professionalism, give accurate facts and display humility in discharging their duties.
Director, Vocational Education, Mr Dele Obaba noted that the census would help them plan and monitor continuing education centers in the state.
An enumerator, Mrs Balogun Ibijoke revealed that the training was an eye opener for her