The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, has disclosed that two state colleges of education will be upgraded to universities. The first one is Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin. While the second is Sir Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe. It is expected that the Lagos State Polytechnic will also be upgraded to a university of science and technology.
The Lagos State Governor is yet to make an official announcement to this effect. However, Wahab assures Nigerians that the state governor and state executive council are in full support of the upgrade. Wahab revealed that the upgrade is necessary due to the discrimination against certificate awardees from colleges and polytechnics in the country.
Furthermore, The Lagos State Commissioner for education, Folashade Adefisayo has revealed that Governor Sanwa-Olu has paid “N680m to West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) for the registration of the captured students for West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) 2020.”
She adds that the actions of the governor are “poised towards reducing the burdens of parents and expanding access to free and quality education,”