COVID-19: Oyo introduces TV, radio classes for students

Seyi Makinde, Oyo State governor

The Oyo State government has announced that it will commence what it called School-on-air video and radio broadcast, for secondary school students in the state.

This is consequent to the closure of schools within the state to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

It said the Education in Emergency plan is in a bid to provide students an alternative way of learning.

The state’s Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye disclosed that this emergency education plan would help students prepare for the Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE).

“In view of the prevailing situation of COVID-19, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde has made an alternative structure for learning at home for all students, particularly SSS3 students who are on the verge of sitting for the WAEC and NECO,” the commissioner said.

He stressed further that students will be able to take advantage of the e-library via the ministry of education’s website,, to access learning materials and videos preparedby competent and experienced teachers.

He, therefore, urged all stakeholders – teachers, parents, guardians, andstudents – “to assist the students at this critical time to takeadvantage of the Ministry of education e-library, self-assessment questions, e-school and also watch BCOS Television and Radiodaily for the educational broadcast.”

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We also published a list and schedule of such radio and television programmes running throughout the Coronavirus influenced school break.

So far, over 800,000 cases of the Coronavirus pandemic had been reported globally out of which 151 are within Nigeria.

Oyo ranks third to Lagos and Abuja in terms of the number of incidences of the virus detected so far in the country.

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