Gov Godwin Obaseki of Edo says the state government will train primary school teachers on the use of the new curriculum to be introduced in September for the new academic session.
The governor disclosed this on Thursday when he inspected facilities at the Abudu campus of the College of Education, Ekiadolor, in Orhiomwon Local Government Area of the state.
Obaseki said that his administration was seeking to change the school’s curriculum to a technology-based one which would allow the use of tablets and computers as teaching and learning tools.
The governor, however, expressed dissatisfaction with the dilapidated state of the school facilities which would serve as a training centre for the teachers.
He said the government would carry out quick repairs on some of the structures to accommodate teachers coming for their training soon.
Obaseki described the school as one of the greatest assets of the state, saying it had been instrumental to the success recorded in the education sector in the past.
The governor said it was sad that inspite of the huge investment in the school over the past decades, it had degenerated to a sorry state.
He said that the school would be given proper attention, especially as the state was preparing to embrace vocational education.
The Interim Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education, Malam Ali Sulaiman, urged communities to take ownership of government assets in their domains to prevent deterioration.
Prof. Edu Akenzua, the Enogie of Evbuonosa, where the school is located, said the community was happy with government’s drive to revamp the education sector.
He said that the community would play its part in the protection and management of the school’s facilities.