..As parents withdraw wards from private schools to public schools
As part of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s ongoing reforms in the Basic Education Sector, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has commenced the observance of a special day known as Open Day in public primary schools.
In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Basic Education and Acting Chairman, Edo SUBEB, Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, said Open Day “is part of the Edo BEST initiative to connect the curriculum, classroom and community.”
Ag. Chairman noted that Edo SUBEB Staff from Quality Assurance, School Support Services and Social Mobilization departments and their counterparts in the 18 Local Government Education Authorities (LGEA) went round Edo BEST pilot schools in the state to monitor the implementation of this initiative.
Parents/guardians of pupils in public primary schools all over the state expressed gratitude to Governor Obaseki for the transformative Edo BEST initiative saying that they are impressed with the new development as it informs them of their child’s progress thereby creating an opportunity for them to assist the child to succeed academically.
A parent, Mr. Ohenhen said “when I discovered teachers now use technology to deliver lessons in public primary schools, I withdrew my children from private school and registered them in Oba Ewuare Primary School Ugbowo, Egor LGA.” He further stated that he is highly impressed with the State Government’s Basic Education Sector Transformation initiative, because his children’s literacy skills have improved over the short period of Edo BEST launch.
Mrs. Alice a guardian of a pupil in Eguare Primary School Ewohimi in Esan South East LGA, said the open day exercise is first of its kind in the history of the State noting that Edo BEST Programme keeps introducing modern initiatives into the school system that her ward have become zealous in all aspects of life as she can now communicate verbally with spoken English.
Mr. Akhimie, the father of a pupil at Obe Primary School Sabongida-Ora, Owan West LGA, said the open day exercise, has brougth back hope as he sees his child becoming a future leader because of his positive attitude towards doing school assignments at home. He said “my child can now identify letters and their sounds.”
According to a teacher, Mrs. Elizabeth Anozie “Today open day was a huge success, parents came to Inspect their ward’s books. They were happy, they asked me questions and I responded. They were pleased, even the pupils were filled with joy when they saw their parents trooping in. Thank you Edo Best. if I say the sky is your limit it is an understatement.”
Edo SUBEB is gearing up to add more schools to the Edo BEST programme beginning in the new academic year coming up in September 2018.