Lagos Begins Annual School Census

Lagos Begins Annual School Census

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on February 26, 2015
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Lagos State government on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 announced the commencement of the 2014/2015 Annual School Census (ASC).

This disclosure was made by the state commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye during the  official flag off of the 2014/2015 Annual School Census (ASC) Sensitisation Programme for stakeholders in the education sector.

The commissioner pleaded with school authorities to cooperate with enumerators in order to generate credible and timely data for the education sector to aid multi-sectoral planning in the state.

She averred that the sensitisation programme was informed by the need to avoid the inconsistencies in data generation particularly in past ASC hence the need to find a new approach to make the exercise more acceptable.

Oladunjoye said, “I therefore 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 thus I appeal to you all to turn a new leaf by embracing efficient data generation that is worthy of the efforts and usable across board.”

The commissioner further reiterated the commitment of the state government to use credible data as a tool for effective planning and sound decision making process in the state.

She said, “I appeal to our principals and head teachers to be available to attend to the enumerators; make all records available including statutory records, administrative records and teaching records among others; provide access for the enumeration facilities, equipment and on- the- spot headcount of staff and students; create adequate time for the enumerators’ visit; and volunteer correct and faithful information.”

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