The Bayelsa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) is set to appreciate outstanding Teachers, Head Teachers, and Education Secretaries as it holds the maiden edition of its Teacher Appreciation Day.
The event which is scheduled to hold on Thursday at Bayelsa SUBEB head office in Okolobiri will attract basic education sector stakeholders from the four local government areas where the Bayelsa Promoting Reform to Improve and Modernise Education (BayelsaPRIME) has commenced.
Executive Secretary of Bayelsa SUBEB, Chief Victor Okubonanabo, said since the inception of the reform programme, modern technology has been used to track teacher school attendance, punctuality, lesson completion rate and presence in school.
He said other innovations introduced are examination score entry and other important parameters that measure commitment of teachers and other school stakeholders to their duties.
According to Chief Okubonanabo, teachers to be awarded at the event have demonstrated exceptional commitment to duty as the Governor Douye Diri led-administration continues in its relentless effort at sanitizing the system and improving the learning outcomes of pupils in state public primary schools across the state.
The Executive Secretary stressed that the Board is proud of the changes taking place in public primary schools and the way teachers are responding to the BayelsaPRIME reform.
He said the award and appreciation ceremony is a medium through which the state is thanking teachers and commending their efforts.
The Bayelsa PRIME reform is currently implemented in Kolokuma/Opokuma, Yenagoa, Sagbama, and Ogbia local government areas, with Over thirty-seven thousand pupils and two thousand teachers currently benefiting from the reform, while plans have been put in place to enable the expansion of the reform into the other four local government areas.