To ensure that public school children do not lose out on e-learning, Lagos State government would distribute about 300,000 radios so they can participate in radio classes run by the Lagos State Ministry of Education.
The ministry sourced funds from the private sector organisations and individuals to purchase the radios.
“We are distributing radios, maybe from Monday.We have already purchased the radios – people are donating for us – even our staff. So if you too want, you can donate. It is only N2,000 for a radio,” she said.
The commissioner for education, Lagos also said that the third term would formally begin when the Federal Government directs schools to reopen. She said the government was already preparing modalities for re-opening.
“We want schools to open as soon as possible but we have to watch the pandemic. You see, we should put safety first.
“Everybody is worried because there will definitely be a learning slide when children are at home for long periods.
“The Federal Government who we are looking up to will declare when the third term will start. When they declare it, then we will follow their directive at that point.
“Even if we have been doing part of (the scheme), we are not doing every subject; we are only doing three subjects a day. So when they come back to school, they will just reinforce the learning,” she said.