By Lucky Isibor
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that his administration will continue to prioritise technology-based learning in public schools across the state.
Obaseki said this when he received members of the Old Students Association of Holy Trinity Grammar School (HTGS), Sabongida-Ora, who visited the governor at the Government House, in Benin City.
According to the governor, the state has commenced the retooling of the educational system in the state, with the restructuring of the state’s Universal Basic Education Board, adding, “We are working with experts to revive the educational system and prioritise technology-driven learning curriculum.”
He said, “We will introduce the use of technology in the teaching and learning processes in primary schools across the state.”
Obaseki assured that, “The state government will ensure that the ongoing reforms in the educational sector will be completed as we are determined to improve the standard of learning in schools across the state.”
He added that the reform of the sector will mandate that only professional educationists would be allowed to manage the affairs of the sector, noting, “We are focusing on training and re-training of teachers so that they can in turn effectively train students.”
“Without quality education members of old students of the HTGS will not be as successful as they are today in their various careers. The state government will ensure that children in schools across the state have access to quality education to prepare them for a secure future,” he said.
The governor solicited for the support of the old students in ensuring standards are sustained in schools, adding, “While it is the primary responsibility of government to provide education, we also require assistance in ensuring that standards are maintained across schools in the state through monitoring of performance of teachers in schools. This is where the old students can play a role”
The leader of the Old Students Association, HTGS, Mr David Omoikhoje, commended the governor’s on-going economic reforms in the state and appealed that the state should help upgrade their alma mater to a model boarding school.