Teachers’ Day: Edo Has The Lowest Out-Of-School Children, Says Obaseki

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Updated October 5, 2019
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.


Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, says his state has the lowest level of out-of-school children in the country.

The governor stated this on Saturday during the 2019 World Teachers’ Day which held at the Eagles Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Obaseki also blamed the challenges of unemployment and human trafficking on what he described as poor education.

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According to him, his administration did not just build classrooms across the state but also addressed the issues from the foundation level.

“The fact is that if a teacher is not in class, the child will not learn. If the teacher does not know what to teach the child, there will be no learning.

“What is most important as to anything in life is the foundation. If you do not make the right investment or commitment to the foundations of education, then people will not learn,” he said.

Speaking further, the governor explained that the state government has prioritised both basic and technical education within the last two years.

His remarks come shortly after being honoured as the Most Educationally Friendly Governor of the year for some strides recorded by his administration in education.