Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, commissioning the Ogombo Senior High School, donated by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) in collaboration with the State Government, commended the COWLSO for its support for development of education in the state.
The governor acknowledged the role of COWLSO as progressive and dependable partner committed to actualizing the vision of his administration for the education sector.
The Governor maintained that the gesture will increase access to secondary education for
residents of the area and the environs.
Sanwo-Olu assured Lagos residents of his administration's commitment to maintaining high-quality education in the state through massive investment in educational infrastructure.
According to the governor, “the commissioning of this purpose built 15-classroom Block is another success story in the efforts of our administration to provide educational infrastructure for effective learning and teaching in a conducive environment.
“It is very important to note that this block of classrooms, comprising three
floors, was designed with adequate provision for the needs of physically
“This is in compliance with global standards and our T.H.E.M.E.S+ policy thrust of not leaving anyone behind.”
Earlier, the wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Claudiana Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, Chairperson of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials, noted that the project was done in partnership with Lagos State Committee on Rehabilitation of Public Schools (SCRPS).
According to her, “This journey commenced in December 2021, when COWLSO realized that Ogombo community was in dire need of a secondary school.
“Students had to trek for over an hour to neighbouring communities before
having access to secondary education.
“The plight of these students led to the swift intervention of COWLSO in embarking on this building project which is in line with the founding objectives of the committee to impact lives positively and contribute
immensely to the political and socio-economic development of Lagos State.”
Giving an overview of the project, the wife of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, and Chairperson of COWLSO project Committee, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat, described Ogombo Senior High School as a masterpiece, fitted with
modern state-of-the-art facilities and a completely serene and enabling environment for soundness of mind for children to learn.
She highlighted that the Ogombo Senior High School is a 3-floor project built on a
pile foundation with a ramp for the physically challenged.
“The building contains 15 classrooms with 30 toilets containing all necessary sanitary fittings (urinal bowls, standard water closets, wash-hand basins, etc.) with regular water supply.
“It also contains a necessary facility which includes a library, laboratories and a separate sick bay with both male and female sections and offices for (teaching) staff, the Vice-principal and Principal respectively,” she stated.
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