LOKOJA- Kogi State government has approved academic intervention Radio Program for students in the state to bridge the gap of this period of COVID-19 Stay-at home school closure.
State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Wemi Jones, disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing pressmen in his office over the prolonged Stay-at home by students due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.
According to the commissioner, the Radio program would commence as from Thursday, 16th, April 2020 for Basic and secondary education with specific emphasis on students in JSS 3 and SSS 3 classes to help them prepare for their forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination BECE and West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASCE)/ NECO respectively.
“The program will run throughout the duration of school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministry is exploring other convenient E-learning measures to reach out to all level of education in the state.
“We urged parents to ensure their wards seized the opportunity offered by this initiative.”
Mr. Jones commended the state Governor, Yahaya Bello for the laudable intervention, said the details scheduled of the Radio lessons would be air on Radio Kogi, Confluence FM 94.1.