- Due to the suspension of school activities, Zamafara state government plans to use television and radio in teaching students
- The state government explained that the lessons would be aired on various media platforms
- According to SUBEB executive chairman, e-learning was to assist children to continue their studies at home
As Nigeria grapples with the ongoing global pandemic, Zamfara state government is set to begin using television and radio to air lessons for its students and pupils following the closure of schools as a result of COVID-19 lockdown.
According to Daily Trust, the northern state in conjunction with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Ministry of Education will be supporting the production and airing of lessons via the Zamfara state radio and television and NTA Gusau.
The objective of the e-learning system is to keep children busy with their books instead of staying idle following the suspension of school activities in the state.
Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu Maradun, the SUBEB executive chairman, explained that the major idea of the e-learning platform was to assist children in continuing their education at home.
According to him, the exercise will hold through various news stations at different hours every day. Maradun noted that SUBEB has already spent over N5 million and is prepared to spend more in order to ensure children at home kept learning.
The chairman said even when schools reopen, SUBEB would continue to support the delivery of the e-learning contents.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government granted Nigerian students free subscription to e-learning through some selected sites in partnership with some major networks in the country.
Emeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education, made this known during the presidential taskforce on COVID-19 daily press briefing in Abuja.
He said the federal government granted free subscription to students during the lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that some selected sites could now be accessed by the student for free lectures.
He said the online classes were conducted like the offline, adding that the classes could be taken in real-time if the students were online and they could also get the lectures after the classes were over and such student was not online at such time.
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