The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his government will continue to prioritize investment in the state’s education sector so as to sustain the progress recorded by his administration in the sector.
Obaseki gave the assurance while addressing members of the newly elected state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), who were on a courtesy visit at the Government House, Benin City.
The governor, who assured his administration’s commitment to the welfare of teachers in the state, said the government is reviewing strategies to improve adult education and strengthen security in schools across the state.
According to him, “I want us to work together to align our educational policies. There is a whole generation who are not privileged as some of those you are teaching now to receive the kind of quality education you are impacting on the children under your care. What do we do about adult education?”
“Is it possible to bring them back to evening or weekend classes so that we can train them? Considering the role of adult education, should we just leave them like that?” He queried.
On strengthening security in schools, Obaseki stated, “It is only a good parent and teacher that will be concerned about the security of students in schools.”
“Those are the issues that are bothering us now. So, we are going to try to do as much as we can under our school improvement programmes to fence as many of our schools and those ones that we can’t fence, we will not only use the constabularies, we will now include the vigilantes to help secure the schools.”
Source: The Citizen