- Whanyinnah Nursery and Primary School in Makoko area of Lagos has given out 151 radios to pupils to learn from home
- The school distributed the radios so as to cushion the effect of the pupils' stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic
- The radio will be used by the pupils to follow up on educational programmes organised by the Lagos state government
A school in Makoko community, a slum area in Lagos state, has given out radios to its pupils to learn from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The proprietor of Whanyinnah Nursery and Primary School, Noah Shemede, said the radios will be used by the pupils to follow up on educational programmes organised by the Lagos state government.
According to him, the school partnered with a foundation to give out 151 radios to the pupils to cushion the effect of their stay at home.
He said: "We looked at the pandemic and we looked at what is happening in the country whereby all the children are home without going to school - what can we do to assist them?"
Speaking with Legit TV, Shemede said the school got radio sets for pupils in primary 1 to primary 6.
He said the school usually send staff to pupils' homes to find out if they are using their radios for what they are meant for.
Some of the pupils that spoke with Legit TV said they are tired of staying at home.
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