Edo returns to 5-day classes for primary, JSS pupils
The Edo State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) Chairman, Mrs Ozavize Salami, has said public primary and junior secondary schools across the state will return to 5-day school week and 2:46pm closing hour as school resumes for academic activities on September 11.
Salami who disclosed this in a statement yesterday in Benin said teaching would begin from the first day of resumption.
“In line with the academic calendar released by the State Ministry of Education for the 2023-2024 academic session, all public primary and junior secondary schools are to commence in-class learning beginning from the first day of school as students resume.
“As part of efforts by the State Government to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal on citizens, SUBEB had in June implemented a hybrid school programme that combined three days in-class learning, with two days remote learning. This was possible because of the state’s sustained investment in the EdoBEST@Home programme, which has proven valuable in disruptive times,” she said.
Salami said the return to five-day in-classroom learning week in the new session would restore the required teacher-pupil contact time, regularise in-person support for pupils as they learn and ultimately lead to improved learning outcomes.
She added that modalities had been put in place to ensure a smooth transition back to full in-person learning.