Obaseki hails EdoBEST achievements in numeracy, reading

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has said EdoBEST reform has improved numeracy and reading in public primary school pupils.

Obaseki in a statement on Monday maintained that research, technology and data were the backbone of EdoBEST, adding that before the programme was launched, comprehensive research was undertaken to understand the gaps in the basic education system.

He said, “We are determined to transform the education sector and properly direct the state’s resources to develop human capacity. It is noted that the rate of learning in numeracy doubled in eight weeks after implementation of EdoBEST.

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“Also, the programme more than doubled the percentage of teachers present in the classroom within the first year of implementation.

“The programme is also noted to have accelerated reading fluency to 70 per cent within the first three years of implementation.”

The statement also mentioned the EdoBEST 2.0 which aimed at expanding the EdoBEST initiative into junior secondary schools was on at the moment.

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