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Edo BEST Schools commence first End of Term Examination

As teachers record pupil’s scores in their device.

….Parents invited for second open day.

After a successful launch and pilot of the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edo BEST) initiative, Edo BEST schools commence their first end of Term Examination on Monday 30th July 2018 – Wednesday 1st August 2018. This will be followed by Marking Day to be observed on Thursday 2nd August 2018 were pupils exam sheets will be marked and recorded into the teachers device. On Friday 3rd August will be Open day, were parents will be invited for a one-on-one conference with the teachers, to discuss their child’s academic and extra curricular progress.

In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Basic Education and Acting Chairman Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe said this end of term examination is “part of the revamped continuous assessment of pupils. All the schools are writing the same exam. This will allow for comparisons across the state because our pupils are taught the same content. We have completed M & E for the pilot phase of Edo BEST to help us ascertain the effectiveness of the Edo BEST methods. Why we await the analysis of the data gathered, so far, from anecdotal evidence, we have recorded significant gains in attitudinal changes. I continue to be amazed by the number of teachers who tell me their attendance has improved greatly as pupils now love to come to school. With the elimination of corporal punishment, the school has become more nurturing for our pupils. Our digital teachers deserve a lot of praise for their hard work and professionalism.”

Beginning in August, Edo SUBEB will commence the training of an additional 5000 public primary school teachers. At the end of the training, each of them will receive teaching tablets to begin use in the new academic year starting in September.

PHOTO CAPTION: A typical Edo BEST classroom

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