The Lagos State Government has commissioned two Libraries and ICT centres in Ireti Senior Secondary School and Falomo Senior High School, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Speaking at the commissioning on Tuesday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, said the libraries were built through Public-Private Partnership with ARM Group as part of the State Government’s Project 350.
According to him, the Project 350 was initiated by the State Government under its “Access to Knowledge” intervention through the building of libraries and ICT centres in secondary schools across the State in order to increase access to the acquisition of information and knowledge for Lagos residents.
The Special Adviser expressed gratitude to the management of ARM group for collaborating with the State government in actualizing its vision to expand access to knowledge for all Lagosians regardless of their socio-economic background.
Responding, the CEO of ARM Group, Ms. Olajumoke Ogundare, thanked the State Government for providing a platform to contribute to the development of the education sector in the State.
She advised the students to take advantage of the new library facility, saying “At ARM group, we see any investment in education as very critical for development of our society. That is why we have partnered with Lagos State government to upgrade these libraries.”
The newly commissioned libraries are fully furnished with new furniture, books and computer systems. Internet facilities are also provided to improve the learning experience of the students.
The Project 350 initiative falls under the Access to Knowledge programme which includes the Adopt-A-Library project, a private-sector driven initiative to upgrade all the State-owned Public libraries and the creation of Lagos Digital Library: an online library which will serve as an Education Portal and a repository of knowledge for the use of Lagosians.