Edo counts schools, seeks data for learning centres

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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Wednesday said his government was enumerating learning centres across the state in order to collate their data.

Obaseki stated this during an education stakeholders’ workshop, at the Government House, in Benin City, explaining that the data would help the government to plan and implement policies to sustain the successes recorded in the education sector.

Obaseki said, “In every ward and community in Edo, we want to be able to identify where people are learning; we want to know that first. We want to be able to locate those buildings where people are learning. Once we have done that, then educational experts will go in there and identify the type of learning that is taking place there.”

He added that the enumerators would be trained and provided with the necessary tools to collate the right data.

Earlier, the Edo State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Joan Osa-Oviawe, said that the enumeration would cover private and public schools, technical and vocational education, colleges and lecture centres across the 18 local government areas of the state.


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