The Chairman, Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, Prof Francisca Aladejana, said on Sunday that the state government would on Monday begin teaching of primary school pupils on the state-owned radio station, Ekiti FM 91.5, to minimise the effect of disruption of school calendar by coronavirus outbreak.
Aladejana said the “school in the air programme was also designed to positively engage school age children who are on an indefinite break as part of efforts by government to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus.”
The SUBEB boss said in a statement in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, that “primary school pupils would on each weekday be taught one out of English Language, Yoruba, Basic Science, Civic Education and National Value as well as Mathematics.”
Aladejana said it would be interactive to facilitate proper appraisal of the impact of the proposed programme, adding that there would be a phone-in segment at the end of each edition to allow for questions and answers on the topic of the day as well as act as an evaluation for the reach and impact of the programme.
She urged parents and guardians to take advantage of government’s initiative by ensuring that their children actively participated in the programme starting every weekday between 3.10pm and 4pm.