- A Nigerian teacher is making an impact in the country and around the world with her virtual mathematics class
- The teacher identified as Basirat Olamide teaches mathematics via Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram amid the COVID-19 pandemic
- Interestingly, more than 1,800 Nigerian and international students at various levels are taking her classes
A math teacher in Lagos identified as Basirat Olamide has devised a means to teach Nigerian and international students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a report by AP, the Nigerian woman offers free mathematics classes online via Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram.
According to the report, after almost six months, more than 1,800 Nigerian and international students at various levels are taking her classes.
Basirat usually gives her students homework after they must have watched her short math videos and responded to questions.
Speaking about her virtual class, the 36-year-old woman said: “Sometimes, I stay awake till 2 a.m. going through their assignments!”
“COVID is here with both negative and positive impacts. The positive impact is that we can use technology to teach our students, which I am very, very happy about."
Basirat said the online teaching has made her feel that she can actually teach the whole world mathematics.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a school in Makoko community, a slum area in Lagos state, gave 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.
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