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Governor hinges success of EdoBEST on teachers’ capacity, ease of learning


Market women tasked on COVID-19 vaccination

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) programme was successful due to government’s deliberate policy to build teachers’ capacity and make the learning experience fun for pupils.

He stated this during a special episode of #EdTechMonday, with the theme: Back To School-But Is It Back To Learning organised by Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works, in collaboration with the World Bank and broadcast on CNBC Africa.

“Before we came in, there were challenges with the teaching corps. They were being laid off in other states, while others wrote them off. But we took them in, trained and equipped them with technology tools and a new pedagogy to deliver optimal results.


“We also took a different approach to the learning process with pupils. We made education and learning fun. There was a lot of fun even in the way we retrained the teachers. This was quite exciting. At the end of the day, the teachers took pride in their profession and now referred to themselves as digital teachers,” he stated.

The governor said even with the successes recorded so far, the state was not resting on its oars, noting that there was more to be done.

MEANWHILE, market women in Edo State have been charged to complement government’s efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the people by vaccinating against the virus.

Leader, Edo State Market Women Association, Blacky Omoregie, who led members of the association on a visit to the Government House in Benin City, commended the government for its readiness to contain the Delta variant of the virus.

Speaking after the meeting Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie, she (Omoregie) charged Edo citizens, especially market women who have not been vaccinated with the second dose to be vaccinated to get full protection against the virus.

“COVID-19 pandemic is real. This third wave with the Delta variant is more deadly.”

The government can’t do it alone, but needs our support and we need to get the vaccination. Governor Godwin Obaseki has been leading the campaign against COVID-19 and has done his best to ensure that Edo people are safe.

“I call on everyone, especially market women who have not completed their doses to do the needful, as the vaccines are not harmful but will protect them against the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic,” she stressed.


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