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LAGOS INTRODUCES EDUTAINMENT TO ENHANCE LEARNING FOR STUDENTS

*programme poised towards improving learning outcomes of students as state Government continues to provide various opportunities for students to display innate skills and talents

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Lovetvnews Nigeria reports that the Lagos State Government has introduced edutainment to enhance better understanding of students and cause a further improvement in teaching and learning abilities of teachers and pupils. 

 

Addressing the gathering at Y2021 Lagos State Festival of Instructional Materials held today at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja, Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo stated that the programme is poised towards improving learning outcomes of students adding that the State Government has continued to provide various opportunities for the students to display their innate skills and talents showcasing them to the world.

Mrs. Adefisayo expressed that the theme *“Edutainment in the 21st Century Classroom: Panacea for the Achievement of Education 2030 Agenda”* is aimed at stimulating educators to adapt to new instructional strategy of teaching in the classroom adding that Edutainment is a form of using entertainment to improve teaching and learning process.

She observed that asides their academic work, students are also gifted in entertainment and various co-curricular programmes are organized by the Ministry to actively engage them and build them towards a better future.

In her words, “With the Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu’s administration, education is taking a different dimension and all is being done through huge investments to ensure teaching and learning is improved on, our students are doing exceptionally well and our teachers are exposed to best practices”.

“I am thrilled and impressed with the various displays and projects executed by these students which is a testament to the quality of education across all our schools” She added.

Earlier in his remarks, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. Abayomi Abolaji noted that the essence of the programme is to discover learning abilities of every child emphasising that instructional materials make learning fun and interesting for the students.

“Teaching needs to be practical and instructional materials serve as an avenue for learners to be involved in classroom activities, education is no longer teacher centred but outcome based and we will not relent in ensuring our children are given proper learning”, He said.

Mr. Abayomi concluded his remarks by motivating the students to always strive for the best and devote more time to their studies.

Highpoint of this year’s Lagos State Festival of Instructional Materials were various display of students in competitions ranging from music, dance, drama and project execution across the districts. Outstanding schools were also awarded alongside other exceptional stakeholders who have contributed to the growth of the education sector of the State.

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