Edo children benefit from SUBEB’s educational stride – Nigerian Observer


BENIN CITY – The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has made education one of his main cardinal objectives, the direction and the goal of his administration since he took the helm of the State on November 12, 2016.

Recognizing that education is an important tool to meet the challenges of the future, he revamped the State University Basic Education Board (SUBEB), putting it on a good footing to operate with his vision of reaching a world-class standard. .

In 2018, Governor Godwin Obaseki launched Edo Best Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST), a holistic basic education reform program aimed at addressing identified gaps and learning gaps in the school system. Since creation. The program has been hailed as a practical, effective and sustainable model for reforming basic education service delivery.

Following the success of the program in the state, many states in Nigeria, including Lagos, have launched similar reform programs mirroring EdoBEST, while other countries have also visited the state to study the program.

In November 2021, the executive chairs of the 37 state SUBEBs and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the leadership of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) met in Benin City and an understudy of the EdoBEST program received rave endorsements and unanimous calls. for nationwide implementation of similar technology-enabled education reforms.

The exit of former SUBEB Chairman, Joan Osa-Oviawe, and the entry of a new Executive Chairman, Edo SUBEB, Mrs. Ozavize Salami, did not impede the development gains of the program as more motives have been covered for the advancement of EdoBEST for the benefit of each Edo. child.

True to the Governor’s vision, Ms. Salami has created more platform for more teachers to pursue professional development as EdoBEST penetrates into hard-to-reach areas of Edo State.

The Chairman of SUBEB felt that the professional development of Edo State teachers is necessary to build the capacity of Edo State teachers and further disseminate the gains of EdoBEST.

Determined to follow the path of development, EdoSUBEB has begun training more than 2,000 primary and secondary school teachers to further leverage the gains of EdoBEST to the grassroots.

In addition, 109 new learning and development officers and 26 quality assurance officers are also being trained to strengthen the school supervision system.

The professional development training, which is underway in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, is designed to provide qualified teachers and field workers to more communities in rural and hard-to-reach areas of Edo State.

Salami said, “This training will enable more of our esteemed pupils and students to fully experience the benefits of EdoBEST, as it brings junior high schools and more primary schools under the reform umbrella. EdoBEST. We pay special attention to teachers and field workers in remote and hard-to-reach areas”.

Selected teachers, most of whom have been hired by the Edo State government under the EdoSTAR initiative, are trained in better classroom management techniques, modern child protection and safety methods children, new ways to motivate students to learn, and strategies for delivering lessons. using technology.

Each promotion of trainees will receive training over a period of ten days. At the end of the process, teachers will be better prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century learning environment.

“His Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki is committed to spreading the earnings of EdoBEST to every corner of our state. This is the motivation for this training. We do this to ensure that all of our schools have enough qualified teachers and that every child is learning,” Ms. Salami added.

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