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Obaseki’s Education Reform: Edo SUBEB Introduces Marking, Open Days in Public Schools

…creates electronic data base for students’ grades

As part of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s ongoing reforms in the Edo State basic education sector, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has commenced the observance of special days as Marking and Open Days in public schools.

In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Basic Education and Acting Chairman, Edo SUBEB, Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, said Marking and Open Days “are part of the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) initiative, which are aimed at improving quality of education in public schools.”

Dr Osa Oviawe said, “The Marking Day would be observed on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018. It will be a day set aside after examinations have been completed for teachers to mark and record scores obtained by the pupils during examinations.

“On the day, all pupils would be expected to be in the schools without any form of teaching taking place. The pupils may play outside during school hours.

“After completing examination markings, the teachers would use the day to enter examination scores for each pupil on electronic devices distributed to teachers. They would also use the day to update all report books,” she added.

The SUBEB Acting Chairman explained that the activities on the Marking Day, would “prepare the teachers for the Open Day which would be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018.”

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She noted “On the Open Day, parents or guardians of pupils would be expected to visit the schools of their wards to discuss the academic progress of their children.

On the same day, she continued, “Teachers would have one-on-one interaction with each parent or guardian and their child. The teachers would be expected to explain the child’s academic and developmental performances to the parents or guardians.”

“Pupils would be expected to leave the schools with their parents or guardians after the interaction with the teachers,” she noted.

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