The Lagos State Government has approved the establishment of six new public primary schools under the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

The Executive Chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Ganiyu Sopeyin, announced the approval in a statement on Tuesday.

He said it was in line with the new government policy on education.

The new schools are Community Primary School, Ibasa, and Community  Primary School,  Ajewanwa, both in Ojo Local Government Education Authority (LGEA)

Also established are Oladele Alaka Primary School, Ejigbo, Oshodi-Isolo LGEA and  Iju Ajuwon Primary School, Ifako-Ijaiye LGEA.

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The remaining are Osho Sholu Primary School, Ewu Oloye, Erunwen, Ikorodu LGEA and Correctional Home for Boys, Oregun, Ikeja LGEA.

According to Sopeyin, the policy was to make qualitative and  quantitative education available to the teeming children population of school age in the state.

He also said that the Akinwunmi Ambode administration has bridged the gap between public and private primary schools in the state.

"Public primary schools were now better than their private counterparts. The standard in public schools has improved tremendously given the improved academic performance of the pupils,"Sopeyin said.

"The state government has decided to pay attention to all children, irrespective of origin, adding that desks, chairs and other educational facilities  had  been approved for procurement", he added.

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There are 1,016 government primary schools in the state.

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