The Nigeria Institute of Policy and Strategic Study (NIPSS) in collaboration with the Development Research and Projects Centre is partnering with the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) with a view to formulating policy that will improve basic education in the country.
Speaking during an engagement with the Executive Chairman of Edo SUBEB, Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, the leader of the NIPSS course 43, Real Admiral Leye Jaiyeola said they are in Edo State to understudy its Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edobest) programme and come up with recommendation and implementation strategy for basic education.
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According to him, 14 states were identified across the country for the program and that Edo state was one of the states where they had to interrogate some critical institution.
“Our coming to Edo State was to be able to find out how things are done and EdoBest has come up as a success story and we want to see what we can pick from EdoBest that will become a practice for other states of the country, especially how to get things done.
“We have seen that Edobest is a way of getting things done, they have not just talked but actualised it. So, it is a story we would put together and when we are making our final presentation to Mr. President, we would reflect it so that other states would emulate it.”
On her part, Edo SUBEB Executive Chairman, Dr.Joan Osa Oviawe said they are privileged to receive NIPSS course 43 who is in the state to understudy EdoBest with a view to identifying certain best practices in it and escalate them at the federal level.
Daily Trust reports that the engagement between NIPSS and Edo SUBEB was facilitated by a nongovernmental organization, Development Reach Project Centre (DRPC).