Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, says his administration has earmarked over N1 billion for renovation and supply of furniture and education materials to all secondary schools in the state.
The Governor, who reiterated the determination of his administration to invest massively in educational sector, said 1,300 teachers from thousands of persons who applied last month will soon be employed to teach in the primary schools in the state.
Ambode, who spoke in Ilara-Epe while inaugurating Augustine University, a private university owned by the Catholic Church, also assured of plans of his administration to resolve the lingering crisis in the Lagos State University, LASU.
He said to resolve the crisis in the institution; the government has inaugurated a new governing council for the institution and other tertiary institutions in the state and appreciated the Catholic Church for the project.
“There is no greater investment that the individual parent can make than investment in education of highest possible quality,” he said noting that there was no greater form of preparation to manage change than through education.”
The governor said that considering the population of Lagos State which is about 20 million, 60 per cent of which are people below 35, the State is seriously in need of institutions of learning, adding that the establishment of Augustine University, which brings the number of privately owned universities in the state to four and six universities in all, was a welcome development.
The Augustine University sits on a massive 135 hectares of land in Ilara-Epe. The foundation of the institution was laid on October 27, 2009 and the operational license was granted by the NUC on May 27, 2015. The University is starting with 13 programmes to be run by two faculties.

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