LASRAB REITERATES THE IMPORTANCE OF RECORDS MANAGEMENT – Lagos info & News
Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB) says it is committed to providing assistance to both public and private schools in the State by educating the pupils/students not only on the history, culture and people of the State but also on the importance of records and archives management in our personal lives.
The Director-General, LASRAB, Mr. Biodun Onayele stated this during a courtesy visit of owners of private schools under the auspices of Organisation Mondiale pour l’Education Prescolaire (OMEP) – which means World Organization for Early Childhood Education – to the Agency’s Magodo Office, Lagos.
He explained that the relationship between the Bureau and the Organization will be symbiotic in the sense that the Bureau is ready and willing to compliment the classroom teachings of the schools on the history of Lagos by providing the necessary practical support needed by them.
Onayele informed the organisation that the Bureau has in its archive, documents on the developmental strides of the State as far back as the Colonial days and still acquiring more records of enduring value.
According to him, “Records and archives management is not only important for the Government to plan but it is necessary for individuals to domesticate it to help organise our private lives”.
He used the medium to enjoin the members of OMEP who were from various districts in the State to spread the good news about the Bureau and its importance to their colleagues.
The Director-General further implored the Educationists to imbibe the culture of records keeping in their various schools and to seek advice from the Bureau if the need arises as the Bureau also provides consultancy services in records and archives management to both the public and private sectors.
In her response, the President, OMEP, Lagos Chapter, Mrs. Sola Adenmosun thanked the DG for the warm reception accorded to the team, saying that the visit made to the Bureau was not in vain as they have learned something new about records and archives management.
While assuring the DG of spreading the news about the Bureau to other colleagues and promising to bring their pupils/students to the Bureau on excursion visits, Adenmosun said that OMEP Nigeria is a nongovernmental organization which comprises of the proprietress of private schools, lovers of children and early childhood education.
On her part, the National President, OMEP Nigeria, Mrs. Tokunbo Doherty thanked the State Government for establishing the Bureau to help the children in identifying with their history because some of our children neither speak Yoruba nor have knowledge about the State.
She, however, requested the State Government to make it mandatory for Year 5 students of both the public and private secondary schools to visit the Bureau before they graduate.
The visit to the Bureau by OMEP members was a follow up to a previous advocacy/courtesy call on the organization by the Management team of the Bureau.