Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has disclosed plan to spend N20.8 billion on education in 2021.
The governor, in a statement on Monday November 23, 2020, said that his administration will commit N12.9 billion to extend the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) programme to other sections of the basic education scheme, specifically from Basic 7 to 9.
He said, “Taking into cognisance that quality education underpins our development aspirations, our targets in strengthening education would not be compromised.
“We would commit N12.9 billion to the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edo-BEST) programme.”
He added that it would sustain gains made and ensure the roll out of the programme to other sections of the basic education scheme in the state, specifically from Basic 7 to 9.
“To further institutionalise the EdoBEST program, we would launch the Edo STAR Teaching Fellows program.
“This is a unique three-year Fellowship Program designed for teachers and aspiring teachers in primary and junior secondary schools.
“The STAR fellowship programme aims to train and groom a new generation of teachers who are passionate, technologically-savvy, transformative and societally conscious about nation-building through education.
“The programme will be administered by the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Edo State College of Education, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and our Technical Partner,” the governor said.
I hope this is not another method of looting the treasury after embezzling edo state funds for elections