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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
Instructional Leadership App Introduced to EKOEXCEL to Improve Learning Gains in Public Primary Schools
To further deepen 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 Instructional Leadership App for the EKOEXCEL programme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EKOEXCEL, the innovative digital initiative launched by the Lagos State Government in 2019 to transform public primary schools, has continued to record impressive results, with three pupils from the state excelling in the recent National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE).
Methodology underpinning EKOEXCEL acknowledged by Nobel Prize Winning Academic As Successful Solution to Learning Poverty
A major new study by 2019 Nobel Prize-winning economist, Professor Michael Kremer’s has been published, looking at the methodology underpinning some of Nigeria’s flagship education reforms.
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.
Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board’s (LASUBEB) EKOEXCEL has called for more cooperation from parents and guardians in raising well-educated children who will fare well in the 21st-century knowledge-based economy and contribute meaningfully to the nation’s growth as adults.
EKOEXCEL’s impressive strides in transforming public primary education by introducing modern pedagogical and technical skills to manage school systems, improve learning outcomes, and develop professional competencies are on showcase at the ongoing Education World Forum (EWF) in Britain, the United Kingdom.
#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.
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.
Aletile Afolake, a teacher with the Lagos State Ministry of Education did not see it coming just like many other teachers in the state, till she found herself in a District 6 training hall for digital education.
SYNOPSIS: As the world focuses on building back better after COVID-19 and mitigating learning loss, the impact of the transformational education intervention is being assessed,
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