Edo government says it is changing the face of education in the state with the reforms implemented through the State Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST).
Mr Crusoe Osagie, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, said this in a statement on Saturday in Benin.
He said through EdoBEST, Gov. Godwin Obaseki had strengthened the state’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), including the recruitment of new teachers and tertiary education overhaul.
Osagie said that the state government had also pursued a holistic strategy in revamping the education sector in the last three years and seven months.
“We have ensured that there is harmony between government and teachers through a well-intentioned programme to build their capacities to respond to the challenges of the 21st century.
“Edo State has become the cynosure of all eyes when it comes to digitalising public education. We achieved this through the Edo-BEST programme implemented by the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
“Through the programme, not less than 11,000 teachers have been trained; over 1,200,000 books distributed; over 11000 computer tablets distributed, all of which are benefiting over 250,000 pupils across schools in the state,” he said.
Osagie said that the state had recruited and inducted 104 newly recruited teachers to drive ongoing reforms in TVET sub-sector in the state.
He noted that the new teachers were to support the governor’s vision to reposition science and vocational training in the state.
According to him, some of the teachers have been deployed to the newly revamped Government Science and Technical College (GSTC), formerly Benin Technical College.
“Others will teach science and technical education at former St. Kizito Secondary, Egwuaholor, which has been converted to a technical school,” he said. ( NAN)
Edited By: Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)
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