Focus on health, education, roads, Edo people set agenda for Obaseki

Focus on health, school, roads, Edo people set agenda for Obaseki

By Ozioruva Aliu

AS Governor Godwin Obaseki prepares to round up his first term by November 12th and begin his second term, a cross-section of Edo people want him to focus on health, education, and road construction.

They lauded the EdoBEST initiative which trained primary school teachers on modern techniques of teaching and created the capacity for proper monitoring of teachers’ adherence to duties but they want the government to take it to the next level of employing more teachers in secondary schools.

Also, they want him to make health services affordable for them which services have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A retired principal in Anglican Grammar School, Igarra, Akoko-Edo lamented the dearth of teachers in the school. He said: “I am an old boy of Anglican Grammar School, Igarra. As at the last check, the only government staff in the school is the principal, the few others

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The Biden agenda: What could be ahead for higher education | American Enterprise Institute

When it comes to domestic policy, the question is which President Biden would emerge: the affable Obamaphile centrist or the AOC sock puppet? In higher education, it’s something of a difference without a distinction. Biden may have been the most centrist top-tier candidate in the 2020 Democratic field, but his higher-ed agenda is also the most expansive, expensive, and intrusive proposal ever offered by a major party nominee.

While Biden has called for doubling or tripling federal spending on K-12 and for vast new outlays for early childhood education, his most ambitious education offerings are reserved for higher ed. Biden has proposed federally funded “free college,” billions in student loan forgiveness, and gender-related policies that would remake daily life in the nation’s colleges.

Biden’s proposals pale alongside what Sens. Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren called for during the primaries but also make Obama’s approach look positively Reaganesque.

Why is Biden’s

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