Embrace ‘adopt-a-school policy’, Obaseki urges Edo citizens
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has urged players in the private sector, members of the political class and other Edo citizens to adopt a school as a way of complementing the state government’s efforts to reposition education.
Obaseki, while addressing government officials, who monitored schools across the state, said his government would continue to partner with all stakeholders to ensure all-round development in the state.
The governor, according to a statement by his media aide, Crusoe Osagie, said his government was considering an education bond to raise funds needed to urgently revamp the state’s education sector.
He said: “Just listening to all the submissions of heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), commissioners and special advisers, who monitored schools across the state at resumption, there is an urgent need to, as a government, rollout a marshal plan and agree to look for substantial amount of money either from our budget or from our citizens to invest massively in education over the next five years. If we don’t, we would have a crisis.
“We need to build more schools. We are saying people should go to school, yet we are not finding them classes. We have people, who are ready to train these children, we just have to upgrade their skills and motivate them. We should look for ways to make the investment and make education and schooling more attractive.”