Edo education reforms spotlighted at African stakeholders’ conference

Reforms by Governor Godwin Obaseki administration to transform Edo’s basic education sector and tackle learning poverty, has again, received global recognition at the first-ever Foundational Learning Exchange (FLEX) Summit, organised by African education stakeholders.

The summit, held at the Freetown International Conference Centre, in Sierra Leone, gathered ministers and other stakeholders from African countries, including Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, and over 80 foreign partners/donors.

Edo State Special Assistant on Media Project, Crusoe Osagie, in a statement, yesterday, said Edo was the only sub-national invited as a state to the education summit, saying the stated has continued to stand out as a sub-national that is demonstrating strong political will and action to accelerate foundational literacy and numeracy.

He quoted the Executive Chairman of Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (Edo SUBEB), Mrs. Ozavize E. Salami, as saying: “Over the years of the basic transformation programme, we have trained over 15, 400 teachers and up-skilled them in modern teaching and learning pedagogy. The programme has also focused on the use of digital
instructional materials. All the teachers use tablets and scripted lessons across every local government area in the state, including the hard-to-reach communities.”


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