Edo SUBEB distributes motorbikes to LG education secretaries

Ahead of Monday, January 13th resumption date of public schools in Edo State, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has given 18 motorbikes to the Local Government Education (LGEA) secretaries in the 18 local government areas of the state.

Speaking at the ceremony yesterday in Benin, Dr. Joan Oviawe, the Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Basic Education explained that the initiative was part of the Edo Basic Education Transaction (EDOBEST) which aimed at national development and quality assurance.

Oviawe told the education officers from the 18 local government areas that the motorbikes, which will be distributed to quality assurance officers in each of the local councils, was to help in mobility so that they can effectively monitor schools in their areas of jurisdiction.

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With the provision of the motorbikes and speed boats to riverine communities, she said that the quality assurance officers who before now lacked mobility will now be able to access far-flung communities in the state.

She said: “We are paying attention to quality assurance and not just the rhetoric of inspecting schools. Some of our local government areas have already gotten motorboats in order for them to be able to go to schools in riverine areas.”

She continued: “When we discovered that the major challenge of accessing schools in rural areas was motorable roads, we decided in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to procure motorbikes. This is just the first phase. More motorcycles are coming.”

The SUBEB boss disclosed that the governor had already committed other resources in order to help all the workers in the LGEAs across the state to be able to do their work based on their performance index.

She assured that the state government is determined to turn around the fortunes of basic education in the state by giving quality education to school children, the future leaders of the country.

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