Closure- Private schools begin e-learning
By Bukola Olamona.
Private schools in Ondo state have embraced e-learning as a means of ensuring that the education of their students is not truncated by the sit-at-home order of the state government.
It would be recalled that the state government had directed that schools be closed to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to our findings, some private schools have opened Whatsapp links through which teachers could educate their students.
In many private schools in Akure, e-learning kick-started yesterday with positive response from students who lauded the initiative.
In a telephone interview with the President, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools(NAPPS), Ondo State, Chief Ijidakinro Derick, he said those with electronic gadgets have started e-learning because there might be some subjects they could not complete before the sit-at-home directive of the government and they needed to finish before resumption.
Ijidakinro said everybody is affected by the sit-at-home policy, saying it is very important that private schools in the state comply because it is a matter of life and death.
“It is only those that are alive that can attend school,” he declared.
Also in an interview, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Akin Asaniyan, said the ministry has concluded plans to begin e- learning.
According to him:” We have held meetings with the consultant, it requires internet. They have paid for it ,they have the passwords, all they need to do is to log in with their passwords, once they log in, the 23 platforms will appear.
“If it is e- learning they want, if its CBT, if its normal lesson, they can go for it,” he added.