Lagos State Government Distributes E-learning Devices to Pupils
Lagos State government under the Eko EXCEL project has begun the distribution of MP3 devices meant to boost learning at home to pupils attending the 1,016 public primary schools in the state.
Following the COVID-19 safety protocols which saw students go to schools on certain days, the Eko EXCEL team pre-loaded school work in audio format on memory cards in the devices for students to listen to at home. The pupils are expected to complete exercises from the audio classes in the workbooks also provided with the devices.
The Lagos State chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Adedoyin Adesina, speaking at the demonstration session for parents on the use of the devices at St. Agnes Primary School, Maryland, on the 10th of December, urged parents to pay attention to their wards’ education and help to safeguard the devices.
“Where you have your children you must have a stake. The MP3 distributed is to complement school work. Where a child uses it well, it will be of great assistance. That is where parents can ensure safekeeping,” he said.
Adesina also praised Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for increasing budgetary provision for education like non before him.
“Since we have been having budgetary allocations to education since I started teaching in Lagos, I noticed that Sanwo-Olu has surpassed all,” he said.
The Education Secretary, Kosofe Local Government Education Authority (LGEA), Mr. Tunde Soleye also thanked the governor for prioritizing the use of technology in educational service delivery.
Recall that on December 19, 2019, the Lagos state government selected and camped 300 students from different public schools, for the 2019 Science fair, with the theme: “Empowering Students through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The students were camped for five days for mentorship in evolving technologies, designed to expose them to develop problem-solving skills that will address societal needs.