The Chairman of Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (Edo SUBEB), Mrs. Ozavize Salami has outlined priorities of the board under her leadership as the board strategises to consolidate on gains of
the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST).
Salami, at her maiden schools’ visit as Edo SUBEB Chairman, listed some of the priorities to include learner progression, strengthened school governance and management, child protection/safeguarding, focused in-service professional development, public-private partnerships and enhanced school environment.
The tour, which covered three out of the 18 Local Governments Areas (LGAs) of Edo State, was an opportunity to engage with pupils, teachers, Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) management and staff, School-Based Management Committee (SBMC) members, parents, and community leaders.
She disclosed that, in line with the Universal Basic Education (UBE) disarticulation policy, the Edo State Ministry of Education has handed over 306 Junior Secondary Schools across the state to Edo SUBEB.
The schools visited during her tour include Niger College, Idia College, Ozolua Model Primary School, Enikaro Primary School, St. Maria Goretti Girl’s Junior Secondary School, Imaguero Junior Secondary School and Imaguero Primary School.
Speaking at Ikpoba-Okha LGA, Salami said, “Edo SUBEB takes the responsibility of providing quality education service to pupils very seriously; improving learning outcomes must be at the heart of all we do.
“We understand that schools are where our results are. We realise also that we must constantly seek the inputs of our stakeholders so that our policies and services are tailored to meet their needs.”
She added: “We would like to reinforce that education for all is the responsibility of all, and we charge pupils/students, parents, leaders and youths with the care and maintenance of school assets located within their communities.
“As a Board, we seek partnerships with alumni association of schools, corporate organisations, NGOs and philanthropists to support government’s drive to ensure that Edo State remains a model of sustained improvement in basic education.”
While welcoming the SUBEB Chairman and her team, Odionwere of Iguobazuwa, Pa Sunday Omokaro, expressed his pleasure at being visited by the newly appointed Chairman, noting that the community places a premium on education, pledging to support the new SUBEB Chairman to improve basic education in the state.
Source: Edo State Government