Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board has commenced airing of lessons for primary school pupils on the radio to ensure that the pupils in the state continue learning while at home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The state government had last Thursday declared a compulsory holiday for educational institutions in the state until further notice as part of the efforts to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in the state.
In a statement issued by the chairman of SUBEB in the state, Mrs Oladunni Odu, on Thursday, in Akure, the radio programme would be aired on Orange FM Akure.
According to her, the programme was a strategic effort of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s administration to keep the pupils’ busy while at home and to reduce the negative impact of school closure.
She said, “The programme is designed to teach English Language and Mathematics for now and subsequently, General Knowledge will be included. The programme would be on air from Thursday, April 2, 2020, and would run every day, except on Sundays.”
Odu urged the parents and guardians to ensure that their children listened attentively to the educational programme and participate actively in the learning process.