BayelsaPRIME will improve learning outcomes, says Diri
Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has said the basic education reform programme of the government, BayelsaPRIME, was launched to improve learning outcomes of children in the state.
The governor made the remarks, while affirming his commitment to the development of young people at the 2023 International Day celebration in Yenagoa. Diri, who was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Gentle Emelah, said: “We initiated BayelsaPRIME, an innovative, technology-driven reform programme in public primary schools in the state, through which we are building a very solid foundation upon which other structures in the educational system will stand.”
BayelsaPRIME was launched across 220 primary schools in Bayelsa State in early 2023 to improve teaching and learning in state-owned primary schools. So far, over 2,000 teachers have been trained and equipped with tablets to enable them deliver more impactful lessons. Over 37,000 children in four councils now benefit from the reform.
The governor also noted that his administration has remodeled several schools across the three senatorial districts and continued to pay West African Examination Council enrolment fees to ensure no child is left behind on account of economic adversity faced by.
While admonishing young people to uphold positive behaviour that will help them to reach their full potential, the governor noted that parents and guardians have roles to play in shaping the character of their children.
The event was attended by prominent government officials as children and school officials drawn from various schools partook in various activities.