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Obaseki to fully transition all basic, secondary schools in Edo to digital mode of learning

21 Jan 2024


The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his government in the past seven years has undertaken a holistic reform of the State’s education sector, noting that with the investment in the sector this year, all basic and secondary schools in the State will fully transition to digital mode of learning.

Obaseki, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, the Edo State capital, said his administration has set the foundation for the rebirth of the State, guaranteeing a better and brighter future for Edo's next generation.

According to the governor, “We have continued to extend our investment in the basic education sector through the EdoBEST programme, so as to ensure a better, brighter and more fulfilling future for our children.”

He further noted, “Under EdoBEST 2.0 reforms, we have begun disarticulating JSS from SSS in line with the national policy on Education. 

“The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is being redesigned to align technical education with the needs of industry and private businesses.

“From the Edo State Polytechnic, Usen to the Edo State University, Uzaurie and the Ambrose Alli University, we have sustained sweeping reforms to improve teaching, upgrade infrastructure and support staff to attract private sector partnerships in institutional building and expansion programmes.”

On plans to sustain the success recorded in the sector, the governor said, “In the education sector, we will consolidate on reforms to ensure widespread adoption of EdoBEST 2.0 across the education ecosystem.

“All basic and secondary schools in the State will fully transition to the digital mode of learning with the investment we are making in the sector this year. On the administrative end, the Edo Education Hub will come to fruition with the speed of development.”

Obaseki added, “Work is ongoing on our technical schools. Higher education reforms will continue and we have set a target of pushing the boundaries of research and innovation that will drive Research and Development of new products.”

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