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EKOEXCEL’s data driven methodology features at 2023 Education World Forum

Lagos state government’s flagship education transformation initiative, EKOEXCEL, has been featured at the ongoing three day (7th – 10th May) Education World Forum (EWF) in London, England.

This year’s edition of EWF is themed ‘New Beginnings: Nurturing Learning Culture, Building Resilience, Promoting Sustainability. Stronger, Bolder, Better Education by Design.

Education ministers from 118 countries are gathered to address how education has changed and what has been learnt from recent disruption and responses, and what longer term challenge and change should be considered.

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World Book Day: LASUBEB’s EKOEXCEL Distributes Over 300m Learning Materials To Pupils Since Inception

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board’s (LASUBEB) EKOEXCEL marks World Book Day by celebrating the incredible milestone of distributing over 300 million learning materials distributed to all 1013 Lagos State public primary schools under the EKOEXCEL programme with close to a million children benefiting.

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books. 

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Lagos SUBEB Inaugurates ‘Situation Room’ to Monitor Pupils Learning Outcomes, Attendance

Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board ( LASUBEB), yesterday, inaugurated the ‘Situation Room’, the state’s EkoExcel’s education control centre, located within the board to provide real-time monitoring and feedback on pupil’s learning deliveries, attendance, learning outcomes and other key indicators.

In his presentation, the Permanent Board Member in charge of EkoExcel, Hon. Bayo Adefuye, stated that the situation room is data-driven which creates real-time digital transparency throughout EkoExcel system through a bank of computers and wide screens using a computer programme called ‘spotlight’.

According to him,” this room can remotely access digital insights on exactly what is happening in schools, including lesson delivery, attendance and learning outcomes on a micro and macro level.”

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LASUBEB Introduces Let’s Mark App To EKOEXCEL To Improve Teacher’s Assessment Of Exams

To further build upon its impacts, improve its processes and ensure that head teachers and teachers maintain the highest possible standards in giving their best to pupils, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board’s (LASUBEB) has introduced the Let’s Mark App for the 2022/2023 term two end of term examinations for the EKOEXCEL programme.

Let’s Mark is one of the many digital applications introduced in the EKOEXCEL programme.

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How Sanwo-Olu Embraced Equity In Lagos Primary Schools

As the world marks the 2023 International Women’s Day themed: ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’, a researcher examines how Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has used the technology-driven EKOEXCEL initiative to promote gender equity in public schools.

While other parts of the globe have made significant progress in bridging gender inequality in education, sub-Saharan Africa continues to struggle.

A 2020 UNSECO gender report entitled: ‘Progress towards gender parity in education is undeniable’ noted that though, on average, global gender parity of education has been reached, Sub-Saharan Africa is yet to reach this level.

The report disclosed that there are still significant gender gaps in education in many Sub-Saharan African countries.

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The Potential of Africa’s Youth is Enormous. We Must Ensure They Learn

2023 is a demographic tipping point for Africa’s youth. According to the World Bank, for the first time in recorded history, we will have the largest population of young people on the planet.

As Governor of Nigeria’s most populous state, home to Africa’s largest city, I carry the responsibility for maximizing the potential of our human capital, especially that of our young people.

That potential is great. We are a youthful country, with more than 40% below the age of 15. Already the largest in Africa, a young and growing population offers us the chance to build on Lagos State’s role as the economic hub of Nigeria, and Nigeria’s as the economic hub for the entire continent.

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LASUBEB promises increased female participation in STEM

Executive Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), Wahab Alawiye-King, has said the state will not be left behind in the global push to increase female participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

While recognising that the participation of women in STEM is critical to the state and country’s sustainable development, he said that Excellence in Child Education and Learning (EKOEXCEL) recognises the crucial role of STEM in shaping the future and driving sustainable development.

EKOEXCEL is the transformational primary education initiative of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, which he launched in 2019.

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Int’l Education Day: How Lagos prioritises education by investing in people through EKOEXCEL

Education is believed to be a lethal weapon to conquer poverty by developing needful skills that will make people wealthy and self-sufficient.

With this knowledge Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos State and his team have demonstrated a great understanding of what it means to build human capacity via education by investing heavily in people of the state through EkoExcel.

Sanwo-Olu’s investment in the people through EkoExcel is in tandem with the theme of the 2023 International Education Day; “to invest in people, prioritize education” to be celebrated on Tuesday, January 24.

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LASUBEB’s EKOEXCEL announces post-primary counselling at parent-teachers’ conference

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB)’s Excellence in Child Education and Learning (EKOEXCEL) has trained parents and guardians, particularly those with children in Primary Six, on how to prepare for their transition to secondary schools.

EKOEXCEL introduced the Primary Six counselling initiative at the just-ended Parent Teachers Conference across all the 1012 public primary schools in Lagos.

Part of EKOEXCEL’s effort to continue delivering life-changing education for all pupils, it also helped parents and guardians decide early about the education pathway for their children and wards.

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Pupils Under EKOEXCEL Conclude Term 1, Anticipate Improved Performances in Term 2

Pupils of Lagos State Public Primary schools have concluded their first-term examinations and commenced their vacation; they will be welcomed back to school for a new term on the 9th of January, 2023.

EKOEXCEL, an innovative digital initiative through the years, has been a driving force of change in the Lagos State Basic education sector.
It has transformed ECCDE and Primary education in all Lagos State government schools, bringing 21st Century education that is child-centred and enabled by modern practices and technology.

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Sanwo-Olu, Setting The Benchmark For Education In Nigeria: The EKOEXCEL Case-Study

When he formally launched his bid for a second term on Saturday, December 3, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu touched on his achievements in education.
He said, “Lagosians can testify to our feats in education. Over 1,000 new classrooms have been added to public schools, and we completed over 1,097 projects in schools.
“We trained our teachers in modern teaching techniques through EKOEXCEL and handed over tablets to them for teaching. Overall performance of Lagos students in WAEC has improved from 42 per cent to over 83 per cent.

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EKOEXCEL Pupils Shine at 25th Annual JETS Competition

EKOEXCEL, the innovative digital initiative launched in 2019 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to transform primary schools, recorded another milestone recently when Lagos State pupils emerged second and third at the National Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS) competition.
The competition which was organized by the Department of Science and Technology, Federal Ministry of Education held at the National Mathematical Centre Abuja from the 30th September to November 6th, 2022, 3 pupils of the EKOEXCEL initiative overseen by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) shone brightly in the two categories they competed in.

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EKOEXCEL: Playing a Pivotal Role in Fostering Inclusion for the Nigerian Child

Yesterday was World Children’s Day. Unlike the Children’s Day celebration observed in Nigeria on May 29th every year, World Children’s Day is marked every November 20 as an international observance that United Nations member countries use to promote and celebrate children’s rights. Established by the UN in 1954, the theme of this year’s celebration, ‘Equality and Inclusion, for every child’, is particularly instructive for Nigerian children who suffer discrimination and exclusion.

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Hour of Code: Lagos public primary pupils thrilled with coding lessons

EKOEXCEL, the innovative digital initiative launched by the Lagos State Government in 2019 to transform public primary schools with oversight from the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), participated in the Hour of Code lessons last Friday.

The Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science using fun tutorials, involved Primary 1 to 6 pupils. The pupils learned about different ways to use the computer, the language the computers understand and HTML coding.

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Teacher’s Day: LASUBEB Felicitates Teachers, Vows Commitment to Upskilling Them Through EKOEXCEL

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has felicitated teachers on the 2022 Teachers’ Day and restated its commitment to further upskilling them through its innovative and transformational EKOEXCEL initiative.

Since its launch in 2019 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, EKOEXCEL has upskilled over 18,000 headteachers and teachers from analogue to digital teaching, using tablets and updated curricula. It has also captured over 14,000 teachers from 1,012 public primary schools and enhanced the teacher-pupil interaction experience through technology (eLearning) in Lagos State primary schools.

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Nigeria@62: Hope for education with Sanwo-Olu’s EKOEXCEL

Before assuming office on May 29, 2019, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, stated his commitment to improving learning gains in public schools.

He was also intentional about it because education underpins his dreams of further consolidating Lagos’ status as Nigeria and West Africa’s powerhouse.

He launched the innovative and transformational EKOEXCEL (Excellence in Child Education and Learning) program to provide quality education in the public system and upskill teachers by leveraging technology months after assuming office.

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EKOEXCEL pupils vow to do better this session

Pupils in Lagos State primary schools have pledged to improve on last session’s performance in their EKOEXCEL schools.
EKOEXCEL is an innovative digital initiative launched in 2019 to transform public schools with oversight from Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB).
Last session, three pupils from the state excelled in National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) for admission into first year of Junior Secondary School of federal unity colleges.

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International Literacy Day: Through EKOEXCEL, LASUBEB Promises Improved Literacy in Public Primary Schools

As the world marks International Literacy Day today, September 8, the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board’s (LASUBEB) EKOEXCEL has promised to continue innovatively transforming primary schools while intensifying efforts to reduce the over two million out-of-school children in the state.
Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King said that having achieved remarkable successes since its inauguration in 2019, EKOEXCEL was poised to do more in line with the theme of the 2022 celebration, ‘Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces: Exploring Opportunities and Possibilities’.

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Education Summit: Stakeholders commend Lagos for EKOEXCEL initiative

Stakeholders in education have commended Lagos State Government for the introduction of EKOEXCEL, a transformational initiative to boost learning and teaching, using cutting-edge technology.

Many of the stakeholders were among the panelists and participants at the 2022 Lagos State Education Summit, themed ‘Creating a sustainable Fit-For-Purpose Education Model’ held at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, held between August 29 to 30.

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EKOEXCEL, NUT partner to enhance standard

Demonstrating commitment to the upskilling of teachers and the growth of primary education, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board’s (LASUBEB) EKOEXCEL has partnered the state chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) for the maiden edition of its lecture and award series.

“Eighty per cent of parents say children have improved since the start of EKOEXCEL Initiative, which has to improve numeracy and literacy in pupils,” she said.

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EKOEXCEL: Parents hail Sanwo-Olu for excellent performance of pupils in common entrance

Parents have commended the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the excellent impact of EKOEXCEL, the innovative digital initiative launched by the state government in 2019 to transform public primary schools.
The parents expressed their satisfaction at a Parents-Teacher conference, held on recently, in all 1011 public primary schools in Lagos, where they critically assessed activities of the just concluded 2021/2022 academic session.

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LASUBEB’s EKOEXCEL Triumphs at 18th Titans of Tech Awards

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board’s (LASUBEB) EKOEXCEL shone brightly at the 18th Annual Titans of Tech Awards held at the weekend in Lagos.
The intervention launched in 2019 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to transform Lagos public primary schools through technology deployment, was honoured with the Most Innovative Digital Learning Platform of the Year Award at the major industry event.

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A 46-year-old primary one teacher at Army Barracks Primary School, Ikeja, Lagos, Mrs Oluwasanjo Elizabeth Adewunmi, has emerged as the winner of the second edition of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board’s (LASUBEB) EKOEXCEL Excellence Recognition Scheme tagged ”Meet EKOEXCEL”.

‘Meet EKOEXCEL’ is a quarterly reward initiative that showcases pupil and teacher excellence using the pupil’s grade levels and teacher performances.

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EKOEXCEL teachers win at 2021 merit award

Sanwo-Olu describes initiative as game-changer
In yet another affirmation of its successful upskilling of teachers and the attendant improvement in their performances, four Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) EKOEXCEL teachers have received brand new SUVs and other prizes from Lagos State Government.

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NUT Lagos Chapter commends LASUBEB’s transformational EKOEXCEL program

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) is one of the critical stakeholders in Lagos State’s public primary education sector. The body looks out for its members, but it’s also concerned about impactful and positive learning outcomes for pupils, hence its joy with the introduction of EKOEXCEL. The Lagos NUT Chair, Comrade Akintoye Hassan, appraises the transformational intervention.

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The Journey of a Book

 #WorldBookDay is celebrated annually on the 23rd of April to celebrate and promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures according to UNESCO.

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Meet EKOEXCEL’s 11-year-old outstanding pupil

An 11-year-old pupil of Solomon Memorial Primary School, Epe, Latifat Amusat, has stood out with her academic excellence in the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board’s (LASUBEB) EKOEXCEL programme.

‘Meet EKOEXCEL’ is a quarterly campaign that showcases pupil and teacher excellence using the pupil’s grade levels and teacher performances.

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Lagos introduces EKOEXCEL

The Lagos State government on Wednesday introduced the Eko Excellence in Child Education and Learning (EKOEXCEL) education programme to stakeholders in the education sector at

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