The Lagos State Government on Friday said it had renovated more than 5,090 primary and secondary schools in the last five years.
Gov. Babatunde Fashola disclosed this at Ikotun at an event to mark his 1,900 days in office.
The governor was represented by Mr Tunji Bello, Commissioner for the Environment.
Fashola said thAT 3,052 blocks of classrooms were also constructed within the period.
```We have also installed 170 science laboratories in 170 schools, while 120 laboratories have been provided in 120 schools; 119,837 pieces of furniture were also provided in primary and secondary schools.
``The whole idea of all of these interventions is to enhance the standard of teaching and learning with a view to boosting students’ academic performance.
``And the improved performance of our students in the last WAEC examination clearly shows that all our interventions in the education sector have not been in vain,’’he said.
He disclosed that 2,051 teachers were recruited to reduce teacher-pupil ratio and make teaching more effective.
The governor urged residents to support the government in its effort to transform the sector by paying their taxes.
Earlier, Bello said the state government decided to take the event commemorating its 1,900 days to the grassroots, to bring the government closer to the people.
``Organising this occasion simultaneously at the three senatorial districts of the state and not at the traditional venue -- the state secretariat -- is to bring government closer to the people and understand them.
```The government is committed to delivering more dividends of democracy. We want to listen to you and serve you better and that is why we are here,’’ the commissioner said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Head of Service, Mr Adesegun Ogunlewe, commissioners, council chairmen and other officials attended the event. (NAN)