The success story of Edo BEST continues to receive positive responses from within and outside the country. The latest is coming from a family based in the USA, Mr. and Mrs. Osa Oviasu, old pupils of Agbado primary school who presented a cheque of four thousand US dollars to Edo SUBEB to sponsor 100 pupils of the school.
Representing her husband, Engr. Mrs. Bose Ogbeifun Oviasu said that they were impressed with the giant strides of His Exellency Gov. Godwin Obaseki in Basic Education through the Edo BEST initiative and were motivated following the Governor’s attendance at the last Edo National Association Worldwide convention in Washington, DC. Stressing that they decided to compliment the State Government efforts in repositioning basic Education in Edo state.
Responding on behalf of the Pupils, the Ag. Head teacher of the school Mrs Erhabor Esohe appreciated the donors for their kind gesture, adding that EDOBEST has enhanced teaching and learning activities in public primary Schools in Edo state, which she said has also improved the learning outcomes of her pupils.
On hand to receive the donor at Agbado primary school was the Executive Chairman, SUBEB, Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, in the company of some SUBEB staff including Mrs Juliana Idanwekhai, Director, School Support Services and Mrs Eunice Onoavbagbe, Private Partnership Officer.
The SUBEB Chairman stated that other diasporans such as Dr. And Mrs. Caroline Aiyamenkhue Alile have also donated funds to sponsor pupils. There are other individuals and corporations who have pledged to adopt whole schools. According to Dr. Oviawe “in as much as Government has done tremendously well in rolling out Edo BEST to 90% of our public primary schools and planning to cover the remaining 100+ schools while expanding the programme next year to Basic 7, 8 and 9 formerly known as JSS 1 to 3, we need well meaning individuals to support in any way they can. A good number of our schools are in disrepair and lack furniture arising from decades of abandonment. Currently, over 230 schools are being renovated and 12,000 3-seater furniture have been procured with an additional 20,000 in the pipeline, however, more still needs to be done and government alone cannot do it all.” Interested donors are encouraged to contact Edo SUBEB through its hotline, email, website or its various social media handles.