From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Kogi State Government through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, has approved academic intervention Radio Programme for students to bridge the gap of the period of COVID-19 ‘stay-at home’ school closure.
The commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones disclosed this while speaking to newsmen in Lokoja, over the prolonged Stay-at home by students due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the commissioner, the Radio programme would commence as from April 16, 2020, for basic and secondary education with specific emphasis on students in JSS 3 and SSS3 classes to help them prepare for their forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination BECE and West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations(WASCE)/ NECO respectively.
He said the programme would run throughout the duration of the school closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, stating that the ministry was exploring other convenient e-learning measures to reach out to all levels of education in the state.
He urged parents and guardians to ensure their wards took advantage of the opportunity offered by the initiative
The Commissioner commended the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for this laudable intervention
The details scheduled for the Radio lessons, which would run from Monday -Saturday weekly would be aired on Radio Kogi and Confluence FM 94.1