- Lagos state government has commenced arrangements for homeschooling amid Covid-19 crisis
- The state education commissioner, Folasade Adefisayo, said about 10,000 radio sets will be given to pupils in underserved areas
- Adefisayo also disclosed that Lagos will partner with telecommunication giants on free data for private schools
Following a "safe reopening" of schools for graduating students by the federal government, Lagos state government said it is mapping out arrangements on how 10,000 radio sets will be given to pupils to continue schooling at home.
Speaking with The Cable on Sunday, June 28, Lagos commissioner of education, Folasade Adefisayo, said the state will distribute the radio sets to students in underserved communities.
The commissioner also disclosed that the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos government, through state education ministry, will also partner with telecommunications companies.
According to her, the partnership will facilitate a way of getting free or subsidised data for private schools as academic activities continue from homes.
“I started crowdfunding efforts with our partners to buy radios and we will start distribution of 10,000 radios tomorrow so that the children can join radio lessons," Adefisayo said.
“So far, the children have been responding to their teachers on Whatsapp. As for the other devices, the devices from our partners, it has been programmed so that it is only the curriculum that is on them.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the hope of lifting the ban on the higher institutions in Nigeria has been dampened as the federal government insisted that there is no arrangement for such development.
Briefing pressmen on Tuesday, June 30, Sani Aliyu, the coordinator of the presidential task force on Covid-19, made this known as Nigeria begins another phase in relaxation of lockdown.
Aliyu's position came on the heels of the decision of the federal government announcing "a safe reopening" of schools for the graduating classes nationwide.
The PTF coordinator said the government cannot afford to sabotage its efforts by reopening the tertiary institution.
He added that all measures recommended and approved by President Muhammadu Buhari were geared towards flattening the curve of Covid-19 crisis.
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