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Obaseki shares education reforms success story at summit

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City 
26 July 2023   |   3:40 am
Reforms to transform Edo State’s education sector and tackle learning poverty in the state took centre stage at the Africa Heads of State Human Capital Summit (HCS), as the Governor, Godwin Obaseki, impressed African leaders and policymakers at the confab...

Obaseki. Photo/facebook/godwinobasekiofficial

• Appoints Okungbowa as CPS

Reforms to transform Edo State’s education sector and tackle learning poverty in the state took centre stage at the Africa Heads of State Human Capital Summit (HCS), as the Governor, Godwin Obaseki, impressed African leaders and policymakers at the confab, sharing his government’s achievements in the state’s basic education system, as well as the entire education ecosystem over the past six years.  

  
It was gathered that Edo was the only sub-national invited to the summit that is demonstrating strong political will and action to accelerate investments in learning and human capacity development.  
  
The summit, held in Tanzania’s port city of Dar es Salaam between yesterday, July 25, and today, has in attendance over 1,200 delegates, including African leaders, policymakers and other development stakeholders from over 30 African countries.
   
Obaseki, who was a panelist at the summit, spoke on the theme, ‘From Strategy to Implementation in Education,’ sharing insights on how the government’s bold and strong institutional reforms have translated to improved learning outcomes, identifying ongoing efforts to accelerate and sustain the gains recorded in the state’s education ecosystem.
  
He said: “Edo State has become a reference on how a sub-national can undertake massive transformation and significantly improve learning outcomes in the public school system.

MEANWHILE, the governor has appointed Andrew Okungbowa as his Chief Press Secretary (CPS). Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie, in a statement, said the appointment takes immediate effect.
  
 The statement reads: “The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved the appointment of Andrew Okungbowa as his Chief Press Secretary (CPS).
  
 “The appointment takes immediate effect. Okungbowa is a journalist and communication expert, with vast experience as an editor and media consultant. He was the Editor, Travel and Tourism, at New Telegraph Newspapers and served as President, Association of Nigerian Journalists and Writers of Tourism (ANJET).
 
 “He graduated from the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Benin (UNIBEN), in 1988, and holds a Masters degree in English from the University of Lagos, (UNILAG).”

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