Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has pledged to prioritize the provision of quality education and the development of a skilled workforce during his tenure. He aims to leave a lasting legacy by transforming public education in the state and equipping young people with the necessary skills to thrive in a knowledge-based economy. The governor outlined his vision for the future, where Edo State no longer relies solely on oil resources, but instead has a workforce that can engage in various economic activities, thereby creating a prosperous society. Obaseki made these remarks at the Edo State Education Week 2023, where he reiterated his commitment to transforming public education and providing opportunities for hundreds of thousands of children across all strata of society. The event, which included spoken word poetry, debates, and a governor’s cup, aimed to showcase the success of education reforms in Edo State. Governor Obaseki recalled the launch of the Edo State Basic Education Transformation (EdoBEST) program in 2018, which addressed fundamental challenges such as teacher quality, infrastructure, and teaching materials in the state’s basic education system.