The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Thursday shared insights on how his administration judiciously used public resources in contributing to the success of the Edo State Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) Programme.
The governor, who was at the 2023 World Bank Spring meeting, spoke during a panel session in Washington D.C, United States of America (USA), themed ‘The False Dichotomy between More & More Effective Public Spending on Education: Lessons from Country Experiences’.
The panel had high-level participants which include Ministers of Education and Ministers of Finance from developing countries such as Morocco, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Argentina and Portugal.
Edo State is the only sub-national invited to the session to present its success story in transforming its public school system.
The governor said Edo State has deployed significant resources to improve teaching and learning outcomes, providing insights on how strong institutional reforms contributed to ensuring that the resources were utilized effectively to meet set targets for improving Foundational Literacy and Numeracy.
According to him, Edo State has become a reference on how a sub-national in Africa has been able to undertake massive transformation and significantly improve learning outcomes in public school system.