The Edo State Government on Saturday said it has concluded plans to recruit 1000 teachers for Secondary Schools under the EdoSTAR fellowship programme in the state as part of the reform in the post-basic education sector.
The Commissioner for Education, Dr Joan Osa-Oviawe, who disclosed this in Benin while announcing the launch of reform into the state’s secondary education, said the 1000 teachers is in addition to the 3000 teachers already engaged for the primary and junior secondary education.
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She said the reforms termed Edo “Best 2.0 Approach” is designed to improve the quality of academics in the post primary cadre, create frameworks to coordinate co-curricular activities and improve on school administration.
“Under the reform, 60 per cent of the school’s activities would be for teaching, learning and instructional time; 24 per cent for co-curricular activities while 16 per cent would be devoted for brain stimulating activities for students.”