Kebbi state government says it will introduce an electronic media and internet platform for teaching of primary and secondary school students, following the closure of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The government had on March 21 ordered the immediate closure of all primary and secondary schools in the state for the safety of their pupils and students.
The government explained that the closure of schools was to prevent the spread of the virus.
Speaking with newsmen in Birnin Kebbi Tuesday the state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Alhaji Muhammadu Magawata-Aleiro, said that the planned platform was aimed at keeping the students active while staying at home.
“Our ministry in collaboration with State Ministry of Information Technology will come up with a platform for teaching primary and secondary school students and pupils via electronic media and Internet.
“The students and pupils will be taught while at home through television and radio stations as well as other internet platforms.
“The programme will commence on April 10,” Magawata-Aleiro said.
Also speaking, the state Commissioner for Information Technology, Alhaji Abdullahi Magoro, said that the programme would keep the students active.
He added that large number of students would be captured under the programme.
“We will fully sensitise the students and pupils on the importance and modus operandi of the programme before the commencement.
“We hope the programme will be supported by parents and media to succeed,” the commissioner said.