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Edo BEST Teachers Speak at National Education Conference

The Executive Chairman of Edo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe has led a couple of Edo BEST teachers to a summit in Lagos with the theme; “Accountability and Transparency in the Education Sector: Issues Challenges and Opportunity”.

The summit known as the Nigerian Education Innovation Summit (NEDIS) is an annual education stakeholders’ summit organised and hosted by The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre and it is supported by international development partners such as the MacArthur Foundation and DFID.

Accompanied to the summit by Mrs Adaku Rose Okorogu, Headmistress of Ubebe Primary School in Uhunmwode Local Government Area and Mr Nosa Erhahon, a teacher at Ogida Primary School in Egor LGA, the SUBEB Chairman made a well and practical representation of Edo SUBEB at the summit. Mr. Erhahon was a panelist on a high level panel which centred on working together to ensure accountability in education.

The event was graced by education stakeholders from across the federation and outside. The Global Monitoring Report on Accountability and Leadership was unveiled at the conference. It also featured a special consultative session for UNESCO’s year 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report on Inclusion and Education. The teachers from Edo state actively participated in this session.

The SUBEB Chairman stated that part of Governor Obaseki’s vision for Basic Education which is encapsulated in the five pillars of Edo BEST, includes professionalizing the teaching corps to restore the prestige and dignity of the teaching profession. In this vein, our teachers will continually be exposed to and given opportunities to learn and grow as professionals.

The conference was also an opportunity to showcase to the world, the transformation ongoing at the basic education level in Edo State. The Edo BEST Initiative took centre stage at the summit as panelists and discussants commended the giant strides at the basic education sub-sector of Edo State.

It was a proof that the Edo BEST initiative can resonate with stakeholders across the spectrum. Many panelists and discussants called for the full implementation of Edo BEST in Nigeria. One of the panelists, Mr Nosa Erhahon, an Edo BEST teacher, was pleased to announce to the world, the revolutionary trend that basic education in Edo State has assumed which has provided the pupils with an all round learning, provided teachers with the requisite training and restored dignity back to the teaching profession.

Edo BEST provides quality education for every child

Photo Caption: Cross section of participants at the National Education Conference


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