FREE SITES TO BOOST E-LEARNING FOR STUDENTS FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
FREE SITES FOR STUDENTS BY JERRY IBEH
In fulfillment of their promise in providing free e-learning plat form, the federal government through the ministry of education (FME) has partnered with two e-learning platforms to provide data-free access to educational content for both primary and secondary school pupils that has been at home for weeks over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile parents and students can access these websites on data free condition, the websites which are schoolgate.ng and mobileclassroom.com.ng can be accessed data-free from devices subscribed to major telecommunication companies’ internet packages.
Thereupon, on this initiative, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Education Interventions, Obafela Bank-Olemoh, noted that Airtel subscribers can already access the educational content on the site free-of-charge.
However in his own very words “Due to the nationwide closure of schools to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, these portals offer free subscription to students in primary and secondary education levels during this period.
“There are content for other education levels including Vocational education on the portals but primary and secondary education is prioritize for free access for now.
“Understanding that aside from free subscription to the portals, students will also need data subscription for internet services to browse. So we engaged Tele communication companies to provide data free access to the sites.
“So far, Airtel Nigeria has given their subscribers free access while other networks including MTN, Glo and
should roll out theirs this week.
“All that is required to access the portal is an internet enabled device, ie. Phone, tablet, iPad or computer However, users must keep their mobile data enabled on the device,” Bank-Olemoh said.
While schoolgate.ng caters for primary school content, the mobileclassroom.com.ng provides secondary school content tailored to the national curriculum.
With this new development parents and students can now enjoy the E-learning while staying home safe.