The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, with the support of famous Nollywood celebrities, has embarked on an awareness programme to educate parents and guardians on the importance of early child education.
According to a statement on Monday, the LASUBEB Executive Chairman, Mr Wahab Alawiye-King, made this known during the rallies held at markets in Ikosi-Isheri and Bariga.
Alawiye-King, along with Nollywood actors’ including Jide Kosoko, Ibrahim Chatta, Afiz Oyetoro and Funso Adeolu among others stated that the Eko Excel initiative of the government had enhanced child learning in the state.
The LASUBEB chairman added that the objective of the exercise was to mobilise parents to enrol their children in primary schools.
Ibrahim Chatta, a Nollywood actor, said, “Education is the key to knowledge and basic education provides opportunities for children to become responsible. Education is the best legacy parents can give to their children. Some parents want their children to attend school but are terrified about fees, not knowing that primary education in Lagos is free and compulsory.”
This article appeared originally on Punch, Oct 26, 2021.