COVID – 19 : Ogun begins remote learning system for teachers, students


 The Ogun government said it had commenced  virtual learning platform in partnership with an accredited Microsoft Education Global training partner in the state.

Mrs Ronke Soyombo,  Special Adviser to Gov. Dapo Abiodun on Primary, Secondary and Technical Education, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday. 

Soyombo said  that the platform was aimed at ensuring that learners in the state were not affected academically during the compulsory lock down due to the COVID -19 pandemic world wide.

She said  that the  initiative which would  be implemented by the Ministry of Education Science and Technology would  cut across all private, government owned primary and secondary schools in the state on core subjects in the academic curriculum.

She explained further that other subjects would follow up  in subsequent phases.

The special adviser opined that the remote learning remained  a virtual learning community that provided collaboration, blended learning ecosystem, shared practices, virtual meetings among the core independent constituents – Teachers, Education Leaders and students.

She also added that the platform  would  provide the needed avenue to generate content and learning resources from teachers and education providers to support learning and  professional development for teachers and education leaders in the state.

“Accordingly, it will stimulate automation and information processing, assessments and feedback on digital literacy, with  information transfer at the fastest speed.

“While keeping the learners informed with their counterparts in other countries  especially those in terminal classes as they prepare for their certificate examination,” she said. 

According to Soyombo,  there were  interactive session which was done on an online virtual platform and had joining in, the state commissioner for education, Prof.  Sidi Osho, state house of assembly committee members on education.
Also joining the interactive session was the representatives of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPPS) in the state.

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