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LAGS set to hold grand finale of virtual schools debate competition



As part of efforts towards creating opportunities for students to compete in several competitions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lagos State Government has announced plans to hold the grand finale of the Virtual Schools Debate Competition (Season X).

Speaking on the preparations for the final competition scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 3rd of November 2020 at 10:00 am, the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo informed that the Schools Debate Competition is aimed at developing students in the art of public speaking/oratory, boosting their self-confidence and preparing them for future leadership positions.

Mrs. Adefisayo urged members of the public to watch the debate via live streaming on Lagos State Ministry of Education’s Facebook page @lasgeducation or YouTube @Education LASG and the Zoom platform, stressing that parents and guardians should also encourage their children to view the online debate competition.

According to her, many students representing different Education Districts and various schools across the State had competed at the preliminaries for a place in the grand finale.

In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja, stated that the virtual initiative is in line with the Education and Technology component of the T.H.E.M.E.S.Agenda of the Lagos State Government.

“The adoption of technology by the State government has further enhanced teaching and learning process in the Lagos State education sector”, she noted.


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