The Lagos One-Day Governor, Miss Jemimah Marcus, has called for more investment in digital literacy across public schools in the state.
Speaking on Monday during an official visit to the Ministry of Education, Alausa, Lagos, which was part of her activities as the governor of the state for one day, Marcus solicited more funding for schools where students learn under harsh circumstances.
The 17-year-old student of Angus Memorial Secondary School in Somolu, Lagos East, won the 2020 edition of the Spelling Bee Competition, thereby earning the honour to become the one-day governor.
She said, “There is the need to commit more investment in digital literacy across public schools in the state.
“I urge the government to ensure the metropolitan fibre being laid across Lagos drops in public schools as promised.”
Marcus described the state governmor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as a transformational leader whose administration had recorded giant strides in education, health, housing, infrastructure renewal, transportation, youth and women development.
Responding, Sanwo-Olu said, “The One-Day governorship programme is one of the ways employed by the state to raise future leaders and improve learning and expose them to rudiments of public administration.”
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, who was represented by Permanent Secretary, Mr Abayomi Abolaji, said the provision of quality education was the priority of the state government.
Also, the Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, encouraged the One-Day governor to be reflective and strive to achieve more greatness.