The Lagos State Government said it had invested N15 billion in infrastructure in state-owned schools over the past three and a half years.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode made this known on Thursday during the official opening of the newly-constructed Aderemi Makanjuola Ultra-Modern Lecture Theatre at the Lagos State University.
The occasion was also marked with the presentation of a book entitled “Global Aids and Tertiary Education: An Overview”.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lecture theatre was donated by Mr Aderemi Makanjuola, Chairman, Caverton Offshore Support Group to mark his 70th birthday anniversary.
The governor said infrastructure facilities were provided to ensure that students learn in a conducive environment.
According to him, the state government under his administration had also employed 3,400 primary and secondary teachers to improve the teacher-to-student ratio as well as the quality of learning in the schools.
“As you may be aware, Lagos State is the fifth largest economy in Africa based on the size of our GDP and one of the strengths of our state is our teeming population of which youths constitute a majority.
“This administration has determined that the continued prosperity of Lagos State is dependent on a well-educated population that is competent to create value and take up opportunities in the global economy.
“Beyond these statutory activities, we developed innovative solutions to bridge gaps in our education system and to position Lagos State for a technology-driven future, ‘’ the governor said.
According to him, the strategy of the state government has been all-encompassing, reaching every level of the society to ensure no one is left behind.