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Her Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs.) Idiat Adebule has said that instructional materials are without doubt essential parts of modern teaching and learning process because they offer experiences not easily secured using other materials. She added that instructional materials also contribute immensely to the efficiency, depth and variety of teaching and learning.

Dr. (Mrs.) Idiat Adebule stated this in her address at the just concluded Grand Finale of the State Festival of Instructional Materials, with the theme “Effective Use of Instructional Materials in Inclusive Education: Making Room for Diverse Learning Needs”. The Festival of Instructional materials grand finale showcased different locally made instructional materials by both primary and secondary public schools across the state.

The Deputy Governor explained that the festival was designed to promote and encourage creativity among teachers and students because research has proven that the use of locally made instructional materials for teaching in schools make learning easier, faster and better. She implored teachers to take advantage of the Educational Resource Centre to constantly update their knowledge and also bring up new ideas on different instructional materials that could make learning easier and interesting.

The Guest Speaker, Dr. Stephen Adenle opined that instructional materials encourage creativity among teachers and students thereby making learning easier and flexible. Education District IV, Sabo, clinched the Trophy as the Best overall District at the 2017 Festival while Ogudu Senior Grammar school, Oriwu Senior Grammar School and New Era Girls Senior School emerged first, second and third positions respectively in the secondary school category.

In the primary schools’ category, Mini Resource Centre Primary School, Wesley Primary School and Army Primary School, Alimosho came first, second and third respectively.