THE Executive Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (Edo SUBEB), Ozavize Salami, has said that the state, through its EdoBEST initiative, is nurturing tomorrow’s leaders through innovative learning.
Salami stressed the Board’s commitment to education in her address to commemorate the International Day of Education, emphasising the global significance of children’s education.
This year’s theme, ‘Learning for Lasting Peace,’ highlights how EdoBEST is contributing to nurturing future leaders committed to a unified, tolerant and peaceful Nigeria.
She said that EdoBEST stands out by prioritising critical thinking, empathy and tolerance in students through an integrated curriculum and values-focused teaching.
She added that the positive and inclusive classroom environment created by EdoBEST teachers plays a pivotal role in shaping students’ attitudes, fostering diversity appreciation and inspiring them to become leaders for lasting peace.
She said: “On this International Day of Education, we take pride in our role as educators, moulding minds and shaping a brighter future.
“Through our ongoing recruitment efforts, aiming to significantly reduce teacher gaps by bringing in over 5,500 new teachers into the basic education system, we reaffirm our commitment to the silver bullet notion that advocates the teacher as the singular most important resource for achieving consequential and sustainable gains in the sector over the long term.”