Lagos to combat overcrowded classroom




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LAGOS – The on Thursday said that it would channel its available combat overcrowded classrooms in public schools in the state.

Mrs Gbolahan Daodu, Secretary, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), disclosed this the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Daodu said that the state government working toward having more 50 pupils in a classroom, as required by standards.

She stressed that the influx of the state everyday poses a serious challenge the policy.

“We will try and accommodate all pupils but the influx of into the state is a challenge.

“Lagos is a small state with limited land space, yet millions of come in on a daily basis and they expect the government to cater for them.

“We are striving to meet the need of all of them.

“Our attempt is to ensure that we do have more 50 pupils at the maximum, in each class,“ she said.

Daodu said that state government would access to education for pupils, irrespective of the challenges confronting schools in the state.

She, however, said that the lack of land space, funds and timeframe had been for the overcrowded classrooms in some schools.

The SUBEB boss said that the state government would overcome the challenges with more financial at its disposal.

“In a state where there are lands to build schools, paucity of funds and longer , we will definitely have overcrowded classrooms.

“Within the available , government is making efforts to combat overcrowded classrooms in our schools.

“We will accommodate all pupils that want to go to our schools, minding the challenges that come with it, she said.

Daodu, however, appealed for more financial resources to be provided to SUBEB
to enable it to effectively tackle the challenges.(NAN)