Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, has reiterated commitments of the state government to the recruitment of more teachers for special schools in the state.
Adefisayo spoke at the 2020 convocation of Vocational Training Centre of Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind which took place in Lagos.
Her Excellency, wife of the state governor, Dr. Adejoke Sanwo-Olu, was represented at the occasion by the wife of the Commissioner for Transport, Fatima Oladeinde.
Adefisayo spoke in reaction to a preliminary report by Centre for Citizens with Disabilities which showed shortage of teachers in the inclusive schools in the state.
She further revealed the state government would recruit competent teachers for the inclusive schools.
‘His words: ’One of our BOS Transformation Plan is to improve the quality of teaching and learning taken place in the special schools in Lagos State.”
“We have a programme to improve the resources we give to the special schools and recruit more teachers. Every time, we are recruiting now, we are recruiting teachers for the inclusive schools, not people who are disable but essentially, people who are competent and qualified,” she said.
The Chairman, Federal Executive Council of the school, Olugbolahan Sobande, urged government to consider incentives and perhaps sanctions to ensure compliance with Discrimination Against Persons with Disability Act (2018).