A non-profit organisation, Teach for Nigeria (TFN) has announced the launch of its Radio School programme called the Teach for Nigeria Radio School, with the aim to focus on improving the quality of education for Nigeria’s most underserved children.
As part of TFN’s commitment to bridge the education inequality gap for children in poor and underserved communities with limited technology and lack of internet connection, the organization, on Monday, launched its radio school.
The Radio School is a new learning innovation designed to complement the traditional classroom teaching approach, structured to deliver educative learning content in Numeracy, Literacy, and STEM for nursery and primary school pupils.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), TFN, Folawe Omikunle, while speaking on the initiative, said the Radio School was necessary given the impact of the pandemic.
He said, “Our vision of ensuring quality education to all children in Nigeria is what gives us a great sense of urgency and responsibility to respond to the pandemic while unlocking the potential of our future leaders. A today is only a ceremonial event, but to fully harness the potential of this initiative, we need each one of you on this call to spread the word and ensure that as many pupils in Ogun state receive the information to access the radio school. Indeed, these are challenging times for our nation, but education cannot wait for the crisis to end,” she said.
The programme was launched first in Ogun State via Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC 90.5 FM) and Sweet 107.1 FM on Monday.
The Radio School programme airs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7 pm.