The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has demanded that the Lagos State Government declare a state of emergency in its education sector.
This came on the heels of the defence put up by the Lagos State Governor,
The governor had during the inauguration of a book titled, "
Fashola stressed that those criticising the state needed to be well informed about the policies of government, noting that a committee was set up to monitor the use of the fund.
However, Executive Chairman of the Coalition,
He said "The activities of
"Why are they afraid to allow independent assessors asses the projects vis-a-vis the grants got from the
"This is a government that failed to render its account to Lagosians even when they demanded for it. It is worthy to note that we wrote to the government many times for permission to assess some of the projects the schools claimed they expended the Eko Project Funds on; all we met was brick wall. If the schools, by extension, the government do not have anything to hide, they shouldn't have shielded people from inspecting their projects."
CACOL argued that what was on ground in many schools in the state did not reflect what the governor was claiming.
"Newspapers' reports show that pupils still sit on window sills, broken chairs and even bare floor to receive lessons; no good toilet facilities. Our visits round the
He further argued that; "We are also not contending the fact that the teachers are qualified but most of them are only qualified on paper not in practice because the way we discovered some of the teachers treat the pupils didn't show that they put their training into practice in some of those schools.
As a matter of fact, we are calling that a state of emergency be declared on primary, secondary and tertiary education in Lagos State," he said.
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