…extends the EdoBEST program to 306 junior high schools, covers 31,963 students
As the 2022/2023 session begins, all 306 state-owned junior high schools (JSS) in Edo State have now been integrated into the EdoBEST program as the Universal Basic Education Council of Edo State (Edo SUBEB) begins historic teacher training in schools.
The government under this program has started training an additional 1,446 teachers, headteachers and principals under the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation Program (EdoBEST) in order to maintain the gains recorded in the education sector.
The 10-day intensive training program is implemented by the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (Edo SUBEB) to equip teachers with new teaching methods.
Executive Chairperson, Edo SUBEB, Ms. Ozavize E. Salami, who addressed reporters while declaring the opening of the training program in Benin City, said that the 306 junior high schools (JSS) belonging to the Edo State have now been integrated into EdoBEST. program.
She said the training will effectively close the gap of at least 95% between the teaching staff of the state’s junior high school system, adding that more than 32,000 additional Edo children are now covered by the methodology of state structured learning through its EdoBEST program.
She said, “This is a historic achievement for us at Edo SUBEB. This is a major milestone as we expand the education reforms of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to fully integrate junior high schools into the EdoBEST program, in line with the ongoing disarticulation process. of the JSS.
“The government is the largest provider of basic education services in the state and we are optimistic that our deliberate investment in teachers through professional development programs will lead to measurable improvement in learning outcomes for all. our students located in urban, rural and even hard-to-reach areas of our state. For this group of participants, it is finally their turn to join their colleagues to be called “digital teachers”.
“The mandate is to sustain the achievements as long as the reforms of the basic education sector progress and are domesticated. It is essential now, more than ever, that EdoBEST remains a legacy for the people of Edo State, even after the long demise of this administration.
She further explained that due to the strategic role that teachers play in the basic education ecosystem, Governor Obaseki, through his Basic Education Sector Transformation Reform of Edo, since 2018, has always prioritized the professional development of teachers as a vehicle for accelerating learning.