Innovative Digitised container classrooms unveiled

Consumers within the Lagos state education space were introduced Wednesday to innovative digitised container classrooms.

The initiative, by the Lagos state Government, aims at ‘transforming the educational sector.’

At the unveiling, held at Vetland Junior Grammar School, Agege, Hakeem Smith, the chairman of the Special Committee on Rehabilitation of Public School (SCRPS), said that the project would address infrastructure deficits in public schools.

The project, Smith said, are raised on high-density rafts, carefully calculated to hold both live and dead loads. The floors, he added, are made of terrazzo material for durability, adding 30 convenience facilities were fitted in the academic area, while two composite toilets, which are water-free, are built for visitors and security guards.

The project comprises “three laboratories and four staff rooms – all made from containers. There are also recreational facilities, including a five-aside football pitch, a multi-purpose-built court, which can be used for a variety of games, such as volleyball, lawn tennis, badminton, and basketball.
“The classrooms and ancillary facilities have dedicated energy source, off grid. They are powered by solar panels, which guarantees constant power supply to enable teaching and learning.
“Each of the classroom compartment is adequately-insulated to give comfort and create a conducive ambience for hybrid learning for children in public secondary school.

“The school also has a water system fitted with a filtration compartment to deliver potable water to the pupils.”

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, described the project as one of the milestones of his administration.

“Our goal is to build schools of the future, public schools that are driven  by cutting-edge technology and that can compete favourably with the  best schools anywhere in the world
“ And I want to assure you all that we will do even more in this regard. With these facilities that have been provided, it is now up to you to take full advantage, and to strive to excel in your studies, making your parents, guardians, teachers and the entire state proud. The present and the future truly belong to you.”