By Joshua Olalekan, Lagos
Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Adebule has urged schools principals and head teachers in both private and public schools in the state to encourage their wards to participate in various extracurricular activities.
According to her, the call became necessary as a means to develop their hidden potentials as they pass through the school system.
The deputy governor gave the advice today during the inspection of a calisthenic display by students in preparation for the Lagos @ 50 celebrations at the Wahab Folawiyo High School, Osborne road Ikoyi.
Adebule stated that engaging students in extracurricular activities gives them the advantage of early exposure to various vocations and sports alongside their educational development. She stated further that students who are not academically sound can be assisted to develop their skills in sports, craft or other vocations that could help them to realize their life potentials.
While urging students to be hard working and show commitment to their education, Adebule explained that the State Government has committed huge resources in the year 2017 budget to their educational development.
She stated further that the Ministry of Education in the State has designed a new curriculum that incorporates extracurricular activities like sports for fun, participating in outdoor activities, informal practices and physical fitness, urging them to make use of various facilities provided in schools to develop themselves.
On the ongoing construction of model colleges going on across the state, Adebule stated that it was the determination of His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s led administration to make the educational system in the state one of the best that can meet world standard.