COVID-19: Kogi begins radio programmes for students

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Kogi State government has approved some academic intervention radio programmes for students in the state to bridge the education gap of this period of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) necessitated school closure.

The commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones, disclosed this while addressing press men in his office over the prolonged shutdown of schools meant to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the commissioner, the radio programmes would commence as from Thursday, 16th April, 2020 for Basic and secondary education with specific emphasis on students in JSS 3 and SSS3 classes to help them prepare for their forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) respectively.

The radio lessons which will run from Monday to Saturday would be air on Radio Kogi, Confluence FM 94.1 between 9am and 11am daily.

These programmes, he said, would run throughout the duration of school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Jones added that the ministry was exploring other convenient e-learning measures to reach out to all levels of education in the state.

He urged parents to ensure their wards seize the opportunity offered by this initiative.

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EduCeleb.com also reported earlier that states including Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Kaduna, Enugu, Ekiti and a few others have also rolled out various educational radio and television programmes during this period.

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