As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced the nationwide closure of primary, secondary, and tertiary schools across the country, the Federal Ministry of Education has uploaded on its website more electronic learning resources and education chat rooms of different states for their pupils to utilise.
A check by our correspondent on the website of the ministry on Thursday showed that five states had had their e-learning websites uploaded which are; Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Kaduna, and Ondo states.
In a general remark, the education ministry said, “This webpage has been developed by the Task Team responsible for Coordinated Education response to COVID-19 pandemic to provide information, guidance, and resources to the 36 States and FCT for the continuing education and individualised learning of children at home.
“Powered by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Universal Basic Education Commission, it is intended that the webpage will provide real-time guidance on learning resources and monitoring children at home in the period of the crisis. The task team has worked out a Learn-at-Home programme for ensuring the continuity of learning for all students through this trying period.”
A check on the e-learning website of Ondo State showed that pupils could join a virtual classroom, a senior secondary school classroom and a junior secondary school classroom, a set of past questions for practice, chatrooms and other components.
Also on the ministry’s website, there is another section for states e-learning radio and television programmes where about 15 states are represented.
Recall that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on April 14, had also noted that the Federal Government was going to commence basic primary and secondary school classes on the national media to enable pupils to learn during the COVID-19 pandemic break.