Radio Classes Impact Enugu Students

The Enugu State Government as a way of cushioning the effect of the closure of schools as a result of the coronavirus Pandemic has introduced daily school classes on radio for its students.

The Enugu radio School is powered by the Enugu State Government in collaboration with Radio Nigeria and Coal City Fm was organized to help the pupils and students in this period of COVID-19 Pandemic.

There are lessons like Civic Education, English Language, Mathematics, Basic Science, Physics, French, Igbo Language amongst others.

Chairman of the Post Primary School Management Board (PPSMB) Enugu, Barrister Nestor Ezeme confirmed this to reporters.

“Our teachers has resume since the month of March, we have been on air teaching our students throughout the COVID-19 period, I must tell you that it has been a wonderful experience for parents.”

The Manager Programme FRCN, Christy Okonkwo said the aim of the programme is to make students busy. “The teacher from various schools in Enugu coming together is to teach in order to engage the students and make them busy.”

For Julian Chijioke who is a parent, the radio programme is a welcome development at this period when schools are shutdown, reiterating the programme keeps the children busy as whenever the programme is on the children are all seated, listening with wrapt attention because they want to learn.

There are two lessons that run for an hour from 11am to 12noon daily for primary schools pupil and from 5pm to 6pm for secondary schools students

The radio lessons is also streamline on the social media platform @enuguradioschool.

It is hoped that as Enugu state joins other States in Nigeria to embrace online learning, the pupils and students would be well equipped by the time schools finally resumes.

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