Edo schools set to fully transition to digital mode of learning

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

According to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Edo State’s basic and secondary schools would completely switch to a digital learning system given the amount of funding allocated to public education this year.

This was disclosed by Obaseki during a recent speech to journalists in Benin City.

He said that his administration had laid the groundwork for the state’s revival and ensured that Edo’s future generations will enjoy better and more promising times.

“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,” he said.

The governor said his government in the past seven years has undertaken a holistic reform of the education sector.

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

“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.”

Stressing his administration’s plans to sustain the success recorded in the sector, Obaseki said, “In the education sector, we will consolidate on reforms to ensure widespread adoption of EdoBEST 2.0 across the education ecosystem.

“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.”