Abuja – The Edo State Government announced plans to introduce Information Communication Technology (ICT) in public primary schools as part of efforts to expose pupils in their formative years to the world best practices in basic education.
Chairman of Edo Universal Basic Education Board, Stephen Alao, who confirmed the development in Benin, noted that primary education was the foundation of the education of children and should, therefore, he said, be qualitative for them to have smooth progress in their educational career.
Alao said the present administration in the State was very passionate about sound basic education but appealed to the people to be patient with the government, as it could provide all their needs at a time.
“There is no reason why all public primary schools in the state will not have ICT since government is determined to give qualitative education to the people,” he said.
He added that the state government was also improving the quality of teachers in the state by training them.
“If we have well-modeled schools without well tutored students, of course, we are not going anywhere,” said Alao.
Alao also said that the present administration had improved school infrastructure but noted that some schools had yet to be renovated.
According to him, such schools would be captured in the state’s 2014 budget.
He however appealed to the authorities of the schools that had already been renovated or upgraded to take good care of the facilities.
- CAJ News