Office Of the Special Adviser on Education


Vision- To become a Resourceful and Proactive Partner in Promoting the State’s Education system.


Mission- Provide value – Driven Professional services for The improvement and sustenance of the State’s Education Delivery, Consistent with Policies and Procedures



            The office of the Special Adviser on Education was established in 1999 to create appropriate policy framework and redirect the policy thrust on Education in line with the exigencies of Ten Point Agenda and also to establish mechanisms to monitor the implementation of all education policies in the State.

            Apart from its supervisory functions, the Office is structured along the following departments and Units:-

            (a)        Finance and Administration Department

            (b)        Monitoring and Investigation Department

            (c)        Accounts Department


            (a)        Public relations Unit

            (b)        Internal Audit Unit


            In line with the official Gazette No. 7 Vol. 34 of 22nd March, 2001, the office was assigned with the following responsibilities:

            i.          Advisory committee on Educational policy

            ii.         Matters affecting Lagos State Education Endowment Fund

            iii.        Continuing Education

            iv.        Monitoring, Evaluation and Investigation on Education matters.

            v.         Policy and control of Adult Education

            vi.        Matters Affecting

                        (a)        Agency for Mass Education

                        (b)        Scholarship Board

                        (c)        Library Board

            vii.       State Scholarship and Bursary Award

            viii.      Supervision and Monitoring of Tertiary Institutions

                        (a)        Lagos State University (LASU)

                        (b)        Lagos State Polytechnic

                        (c)        Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe

                        (d)       Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto-Ijanikin

            ix.        Supervision and Management of all Libraries in schools

            x.         Advisory functions on educational policies and programmes