Efficient leadership key to improving learning gains, says Edo SUBEB Chairman

Edo SUBEB Chairman addressing EdoBEST school leaders

The Executive Chairman of Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (Edo SUBEB), Mrs. Ozavize E. Salami, has noted that efficient leadership and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators remain key to sustaining the gains achieved through the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) programme.  Mrs. Salami made the statement while addressing a gathering of school leaders, […]

Governor Godwin Obaseki to share EdoBEST success story at World Bank 2023 Spring Meeting

Poster featuring Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo only subnational invited to high-level panel The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, shared insights on the judicious use of public resources to ensure the success of the Edo State Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) Programme at the 2023 World Bank Spring meeting. The panel session themed “The False Dichotomy between More & More […]

International Children’s Book Day

Two children; one child holding a book and smiling at the camera

International Children’s Book Day is celebrated on April 2nd annually. It emphasizes the importance of reading as taught in schools and at home and brings awareness to reading and how essential it is in moulding children’s minds of the future. Nigeria is currently suffering a crisis of learning poverty as 70% of children cannot read […]

Edo State Holds Learning Assessment for Primary and Secondary Schools

Children in a classroom taking a test

The Edo state government in partnership with World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation organised the Edo State Learning Assessment Systems and Strategies (ELASS) for children in Primary 3, 6, JSS 3 and SS2. The Executive Chairman, Edo SUBEB, Ozavize Salami noted that the Learning Assessment is imperative in the development of literacy […]

International Women’s Day 2023

Five women, standing, crossed arms

International Women’s Day held annually on March 8th celebrates the achievements and contributions of inspiring girls and women across the Globe. The theme for this year’s celebration “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” aligns with the priority theme for the upcoming 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-67), “Innovation and […]

The Economist recognises EdoBEST for solution in basic education

The Economist headline on education

Global media giant, The Economist, has recognised EdoBEST as a working model for basic education service delivery. In a 1,768-word feature article titled “Most children in poor countries are being failed by their schools,” the business newspaper opined that “the depth of its scripting and the whizziness of its tablets set the work in Edo […]

EdTech: EdoBEST Graduation Ceremony Signals New Beginning

The graduation ceremony of teachers, headteachers, principals, quality assurance officers and learning development officers which was held in Benin City recently has been described as a new beginning for EdTech penetration in Nigeria. With the graduation ceremony, Edo State’s signature basic education sector reform programme, EdoBEST has expanded to 380 schools with 2,602 gadgets (teacher […]

World Book Day: Every EdoBEST child is a reader

Reading fluently off the page of her English textbook, Success Ehigie, an FSP Primary School pupil in Benin City smiled as the words rolled off her tongue showing how much dedication and hard work had been put into improving her reading skills and cultivating a healthy reading habit. It could be said that as she […]

EdoBEST takes home-grown solutions to Education World Forum 2022

EdoBEST, the basic education sector reform programme introduced by Governor Godwin Obaseki for Edo State’s education sector, is being projected as a home-grown solution at the 2022 Education World Forum in London. Education World Forum is the world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers and it is supported by the Department of Education of […]

Children’s Day: Children’s Parliament makes case for child protection

The Edo State Children’s Parliament, most of whose members are EdoBEST pupils, on Thursday advocated greater protection for the rights of children as the nation celebrates 2022 Children’s Day. Nitta Beatrice Agbonze, Deputy Speaker of the parliament, made the call in Benin when she led other parliamentarians on a courtesy call to the State Universal […]