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The Executive chairman, Lagos state universal Basic Education Board [LASUBEB], Wahab Alawiye-king, has assured that the board will continue to uplift the standard of education in the state.

Alawiye-king gave the assurance at an exclusive interview with Businessday in his Maryland corporate headquarters in Lagos.

He stated that the standard of education in all the primary and junior secondary schools across the state was not negotiable no matter the circumstances, stressing that the board through the state government and UBEC would continue to uplift it in earnest.

He commended the state Governor, Babajide SanwoOlu for always paying the Universal Basic Education Commissions counterpart funding timely.

On the board’s readiness for school resumption, Alawiye-king assured parents and pupils that LASUBEB has prepared the teachers adequately to adapt to the new reality and adopt relevant hygiene protocols for reopening, describing the COVID- 19 era as ‘’a new normal that we all must learn to live with, accept and be willing to overcome.

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‘’ The state government having considered submissions of stakeholders in the education sector, opted for the phase approach method, rather than every pupil to come school daily.’’

According to him, ‘’we do it in an alternative manner so we can be able to maintain the social, physical aspect of the safety protocol.

‘’We are equally looking at adapting that strategy to ensure that our pupils are getting the education in a safe and secured environment,’’ Alawiye-king said.

The board, he reiterated was fully prepared for the resumption of academic activities having provided all necessary facilities and infrastructures needed to maintain and comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.

‘’LASUBEB is ready to enforce and ensure that both public and private schools maintain physical distancing as well as other safety guidelines.’’