A cross-section of residents in some of the communities who spoke to journalists, said steps by the state government to revamp the schools, will complement the deployment of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to improve learning outcomes in the basic education sector.
A retired school administrator in Ugbiyoko, Mr. Daniel Otinua, described the intervention of the state government as timely and strategic in transforming public education at the basic level, noting, “With the training of 7000 teachers on modern methods of teaching, it is only logical that schools where the modern technological tools are deployed, be remodelled to ensure children learn in a conducive environment.”
A parent in Evbuotubu axis of Benin City, Mrs. Monica Osunde, said that the governor deserves to be encouraged as he has shown uncommon commitment to restoring the lost glory of basic education in the state.
According to her, “from what I see being done in one of the schools, children will get the best from the schools. I thank the state government for approving the 230 schools for refurbishment.
“After the renovation work, my children will have the chance to return to their school. We are really happy that schools are being worked on. It is not every government that places this emphasis on primary schools. It is worth commending.”
Favour Ikponmwosa, who lives in Egor Local Government Area of the state, expressed appreciation to the governor for listing Eweka Primary School among the schools in the first phase of the renovation work, and said: “I thank Governor Obaseki for remembering our children.”