The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the revamp of the Edo State College of Education will enhance the employability of graduates from the institution to compete favourably with their peers across the globe.
Representative of the governor and Chief of Staff to the Edo State Governor, Hon. Osaigbovo Iyoha, said this during a courtesy visit by the Executive Members of the Students Union Government (SUG) of the Edo State College of Education, Igueben Campus, at the Government House in Benin City.
He said the decision by the government to revamp the College of Education will benefit the students and ensure that the college competes favourably with other world-class institutions across the globe.
He noted: “The revamping and total overhauling of the institution is to make it world-class and ensure that graduates from the college are employable.
“The decision to revamp the college is not to witch hunt or punish anyone, as the state government is not sacking anybody but repositioning the institution, and make the graduates, employable. Any lecturer that will remain in the system must have all it takes to impact knowledge on the students, bringing out the best in them.”
“The steps taken by the Edo State Government on the institution is to ensure that it survives present-day realities, especially the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic,” the governor stated.
On her part, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Stella-Maris Imasuen, said the report on the recruitment of state into the institution “is before the governor and as soon as he approves the report, the College will commence academic activities on the three campuses with a uniform academic calendar.”