Edo SUBEB hails Obaseki’s support for basic education
The Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has received a commendation for repositioning teaching and learning in the state.
This follows equipping of 1,900 principals and teachers with modern teaching and school management techniques as a means of boosting basic education in the state.
The Executive Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (Edo SUBEB), Mrs Ozavize Salami, commended the governor during a media parley to showcase the board’s activities and achievements in the education sector in Benin City.
Salami, who expressed satisfaction with the rapid transformation of the education sector in the state, said the SUBEB is empowering 1,900 principals and teachers with modern teaching and school management techniques, computer gadgets and extensive after-training support as EdoBEST 2.0 takes off.
She added that the rapid transformation in Edo SUBEB is largely due to the support received from Governor Obaseki to improve the quality of education in the state.
“At the beginning of this reform, EdoBEST stood for Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation, but now, BEST is no longer an acronym. It is a complete word. The government is taking the reform across the education sector very seriously so that Edo State can be the BEST in all aspects of education.
“For us at the basic education level, primary and junior secondary schools are now under the control of SUBEB and we are implementing EdoBEST 2.0 reform across them,” Salami said.
She further noted that three major steps have been taken to reposition basic education service delivery in Edo State under the EdoBEST 2.0 programme, which includes the disarticulation of junior secondary schools, the introduction of EdoBEST into progressive schools (hard-to-reach and rural schools) and plans for basic education infrastructure renewal.
“In October 2021, junior secondary schools were disarticulated from the senior secondary schools and handed over to Edo SUBEB for management.
“Afterwards, several steps were taken in preparation for full implementation of EdoBEST 2.0. A baseline assessment test was conducted to know the state of the pupils in the system, mapping and verification of schools was conducted while new teachers recruited through the EdoSTAR programme were earmarked to beef up the number of teachers in junior secondary schools.