In a grand overhaul of the Edo State basic education sub-sector, Governor Godwin Obaseki has launched the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edo-BEST) programme. The event took place at the Samuel Ogbemudia College in Benin today, Thursday, 19th April, 2018.
The governor stated that his administration wants to ensure that any child who receives basic education would be able to read and write, which is why new technology-based learning method is being deployed in the state’s basic education sub-sector.
He assured that the Edo-BEST programme would be extended to all schools in the state, calling on communities to show commitment to protecting schools from vandalism as every school will be provided with perimeter fence to ensure security.
He also announced that Education Marshalls will be set up in all Local Government Areas to stem loitering by school children.
Commissioner for Education, Hon. Emmanuel Agbale, said the overhaul of the basic education sub-sector and the adoption of new methods of teaching and learning will bring unprecedented change to the sector.
He said the governor would kick-start a reward system for teachers who distinguish themselves in the Edo-BEST programme.