- The Lagos state government plans to use the television and radio in teaching students eight subjects following the suspension of school activities over the coronavirus disease
- Folasade Adefisayo, the Lagos state commissioner for education noted that the subject to be taught by television and radio will include mathematics, english language, physics among others
- The Lagos commissioner explained that the teachings would be recorded and circulated on various social media platforms
Due to the suspension of school activities over the coronavirus disease, the Lagos state government plans to use television and radio in teaching students eight subjects.
Folasade Adefisayo, the Lagos state commissioner for education made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday, March 21, Premium Times reports.
The commissioner listed the subject which would be taught through the television and radio to include:
2. English language
7. Literature English
8. Financial Accounting
She explained that the teachings would be recorded and circulated on various social media platforms for easy accessibility by students.
The commissioner noted that the tutorial programmes are targeted at the students preparing WAEC and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and other examinations.
Meanwhile, in line with the ban placed on large crowds in Lagos by the state government due to outbreak of coronavirus, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the police to arrest anyone who violates the directive.
During a broadcast in Lagos on Friday, March 20, Sanwo-Olu said that such gatherings include social clubs, night clubs, event centres and others, PM News reports.
The governor said that to prevent the spread of the pandemic, the police have been given the go-ahead to arrest and disperse all such gatherings in the state.
He stated that social distancing is the best preventive measure against the virus until a cure is found for it.
He went on to reveal that operators of high capacity buses would be allowed to convey only a maximum of 47 passengers.
In another report, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has directed the closure of all primary, secondary and tertiary schools in Delta state with effect from Thursday, March 26 for 30 days due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Okowa gave the directive in a state broadcast in Asaba on Friday, March 20, stressing that the decision was aimed at preventing possible spread of the virus.
He stated that even though Delta was free from the coronavirus, it was pertinent to take precautionary measures to ensure that the pandemic does not come to Delta.
The governor assured that the state government had taken several measures, including the establishment of a purpose-built and well-equipped isolation centre at the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba to handle any emergency, to guard against further spread of the virus.
He added that the state government was assisting in the local production of alcohol-based hand sanitisers, assuring that his administration would not spare any effort or resource to ensure the health, safety and protection of Deltans.
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