The state’s Deputy Governor, Chief Philip Shaibu, said the state government is watching the performance of the teachers with a view to appreciating their hardwork.
According to him, the state will also not hesitate to mete out necessary sanctions to any teacher found wanting in responsibility.
The deputy governor charged the new digitally trained teachers to go back and fill the gaps in the junior secondary and the hard-to-reach primary schools in the state.
This, he said, was in line with the administration’s education reform programme and the implementation of disarticulation strategy.
“I am sure the past 10-days of training have been rigorous and challenging and well worth it because no investment is too great in seeking to improve learning outcomes for our Edo children and ensuring that teachers are placed in every class and for a wider range of subject specifications.
“With you, we have accomplished this.
Education is the bedrock for development of any civilised people, we are therefore hopeful that the training you received here will redefine teaching and learning.
“Not just for you, but also for over 32,000 additional Edo children in junior secondary and primary schools, in whose hands the future of our dear state lies.
“Now, you have the capability to deliver lessons in more structured, more encouraging and impactful ways, you have no reason to fail.
“Gov. Godwin Obaseki has declared that for us as a state, under EdoBEST 2.0, the emphasis has shifted to the provision of Quality Education at all levels.
“As your new journey begins, I must remind you that you have been entrusted with the responsibility of building the lives that will define tomorrow,” said Shaibu.
Earlier, Mrs Ozavize Salami, the Executive Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), said the training was a landmark achievement for the board.
Salami said she was optimistic that the deliberate investment in teachers through professional development programmes would lead to measurable improvement in the learning outcomes of all students located in urban, rural or even hard-to-reach areas.