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Lagos annual schools census kicks off

26 February 2015, 09:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Olayinka Oladunjoye, has urged principals and head teachers of schools to cooperate with enumerators in order to generate credible and timely data for the education sector in the state.

She made the call as the state government began the 2014/2015 Annual School Census (ASC).

Oladunjoye said the exercise that is aimed at generating credible, dependable and usable data for multi-sectoral planning. The commissioner called on principals and head teachers should cooperate with officials to produce credible data that would serve the need of the sector.

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“I wish to urge all our stakeholders especially our principals and head teachers who are the drivers of the Annual School Census to produce credible and timely data for the education Sector. Hitherto, inconsistencies of data, care-free attitude to data collection and non-remittance of timely returns have characterized the attitudes of the stakeholders. As such, I wish to appeal to you all to turn a new leaf by embracing efficient data generation that is worthy of our efforts and usable across board,” Oladunjoye said.

She reaffirmed the State government’s resolve to embrace credible data as a tool for effective planning and sound decision making process, adding that all hands must be on deck in order to ensure that a credible, reliable and usable data for the education sector is delivered thereby making a success of the exercise.

“I am imploring you all to be available to attend to the enumerators by making all records available including statutory records, administrative records and teaching records among others; providing access for the enumeration facilities, equipment and on-the-spot headcount of staff and students; creating adequate time for the enumerators’ visit and volunteering correct and usable information,” she said.

- CAJ News


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