COVID-19: Ondo radio, TV to broadcast educational programmes for students

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Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo State governor
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State owned television and radio stations in Ondo State would be broadcasting educational programmes for the benefit of students daily.

This development is to cover for the gaps occasioned by the closure of schools meant to reduce the spread of Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) within the state and across Nigeria.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu announced the development Wednesday evening through his Twitter handle.

In this initial announcement, only the schedule of programmes for secondary school students were released.

The governor said that of primary schools would be released later.

These programmes covering various school subjects would be broadcast by Ondo State Radiovision Corporation Television (OSRC TV) and Orange 94.5 FM.

He said the stations came up with the initiative in collaboration with the Ondo State Ministry of Education.

He wrote, “I am happy to announce that @osrctvondo @Orange945FM in partnership with the Min. of Education have announced their Education Programming schedule for our kids that are affected by #Covid19. A primary school schedule is also in the works.”

I am happy to announce that @osrctvondo @Orange945FM in partnership with the Min. of Education have announced their Education Programming schedule for our kids that are affected by #Covid19. A primary school schedule is also in the works. #DevelopOndo pic.twitter.com/ASYQFgJYZx— Arakunrin Akeredolu (@RotimiAkeredolu) April 1, 2020

EduCeleb.com also reported that governments in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states have introduced school subjects based educational programmes for students on television and radio in their respective states as well.

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This medium had earlier published the schedule of these programmes along with their cable and digital outlets.

Both Lagos and Oyo state also dedicated websites for online learning for the students.

Ondo State has no recorded cases of the Coronavirus pandemic even as Nigeria has so far reported about 170 confirmed carriers of the virus that had affected over 800,000 persons worldwide.

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