Obaseki Pledges Improved Welfare, Sustained Investment In Education For Children

The Edo State Government says it will sustain investments in the education sector to guarantee a better future for children in the state.

This was conveyed in a statement signed by Governor Godwin Obaseki to commemorate this year Children’s Day celebration.

Governor Obaseki promised to improve the welfare of Edo children, ensuring that they were provided with the environment, skills and opportunities to realise their fullest potentials.

He says the State Government understands the important role education plays in achieving an all-round development of a child and will continue to invest massively in education by upgrading schools infrastructure and bequeathing the children with the knowledge to compete favourably in a technology-driven twenty first century.

The Governor who assured that reforms and policies being implemented in the state’s basic education sector would encourage parents to send their children to school, added that the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation, Edo-BEST, programme is improving learning outcomes and providing robust opportunities for children to get quality basic education.

Obaseki noted that his Government has strengthened institutions in the state to enforce the Child Rights Law to ensure that children are protected from abuses, especially child labour.

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