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 […]

New study: Nobel Prize-winner confirms learning gains among largest ever measured in Africa

Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Michael Kremer, has confirmed among the largest learning gains measured in schools by a major study in Africa, including Nigeria. The groundbreaking study, led by the 2019 Nobel Prize-winning economist, finds that children living in underserved African communities receive 53% more learning in schools supported by Nigerian government partner NewGlobe, throughout […]

Edo State Government Receives Commendations for Innovative Development

Governor Obaseki

Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State, has been praised for using science, technology, and innovation to propel the state’s education, health, security, and governance sectors to new heights. Osayande Igiehon, the Chief Executive Officer of Heirs Holdings Oil and Gas, received the award while speaking at a stakeholders’ workshop on science, technology, and […]

Day of the African Child: EdoBEST methodology raises hope of better learning

Access to basic education is a fundamental right that should be prioritized in the development of the African child. The Edo State government through the EdoBEST methodology, ranked by Nobel Laureate, Professor Michael Kremer as delivering impressive learning outcomes, has taken the lead in the provision of basic education services by using a methodology. When […]

How EdoBEST is delivering excellence through methodology that works

When Governor Godwin Obaseki adopted the standardized teaching technique underpinning EdoBEST as a measure to drastically improve learning outcomes and boost the confidence of parents in the public-school system, not many individuals understood what he was doing. Back in 2018, Governor Godwin Obaseki noted that the foundation must be set right for children in Edo […]