Lagos state government will hold the Season X Virtual Schools Debate Competition on Nov. 3 for students to compete during COVID-19 pandemic.
According to The Commissioner of Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, the competition was aimed at developing students in the art of public speaking/oratory.
She said it was aimed at boosting their self-confidence, thereby preparing them for leadership positions in the future.
Adefisayo noted that this year’s edition of the debate would be held virtually, and implored parents/guardians to enable their children have access to the competition via Zoom and Facebook.
She stated that students representing Education Districts and various schools across the state had already competed at the preliminaries for a place in the grand finale.
According to the Adefisayo, viewers can watch via live streaming on Lagos State Ministry of Education’s Facebook page @lasgeducation or YouTube @Education LASG.
In addition, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Abosede Adelaja, said the virtual initiative was in line with the Education and Technology agenda of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Recall that Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) had released the placement lists of Primary Six Pupils to all the Six Education Districts across the State.