Governor Godwin Obaseki said he would want to be remembered for transforming public education and the workforce in Edo.
The governor made the remark on Wednesday at the Education Week 2023 in Benin, the state capital, NAN reports.
Obaseki said in the next decade, he looks forward to seeing Edo less reliant on oil resources and funds from the federal government.
“The future we seek is one in which millions of well-educated citizens can participate in our economy with the knowledge acquired.”
The governor noted that the plan is to make Edo the best place to live and work by 2050, a vision achievable through education.
“The legacy I want to be remembered for as the Governor is a legacy that we were able to transform public education.”
Obasaki vowed to ensure children across the various strata of society get decent world-class schooling, “just like we did growing up”.
He recalled the state government started the reforms in 2018 with the launch of the Edo State Basic Education Transformation (EdoBEST) programme.
The programme is structured to address fundamental challenges such as the quality of teachers, infrastructure and learning materials.
Obaseki specially thanked the World Bank and other stakeholders for supporting the state in its quest for enhanced quality of education.