BENIN CITY – Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki said his government is committed to ensuring a conducive learning environment for pupils and students in the state.
Obaseki, speaking to reporters in Benin City, said the government plans to renovate 1,000 additional classrooms in various schools across the state to provide students with the best learning environment.
According to him, “Our commitment to education is unwavering as we have built over 204 new classrooms and renovated over 3,000 in the past three years. Over the next few weeks, we will begin a new round of renovations to another 1,000 classrooms across the state.
“We have provided more than 40,000 pieces of furniture and we are putting more of it, because we are committed that no child will sit on the floor to receive instructions. We have delivered over 8.5 million learning materials to our schools and will continue to invest in our schools.
He continued, “We have trained over 11,000 teachers and have started the first phase of onboarding new Edo Supporting Teachers To Achieve Results (EdoSTAR) scholars. I am confident that by the time we step down in 2024, we will have qualified teachers in every classroom in Edo State.
“During my re-election campaign, I made it clear that we were Edo people and that our priority was not on the stomach but on the metal infrastructure. I assure you that I will continue to spend the money of Edo State on its people. “