The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), has sought the buy-in of School-Based Management Committees (SBMC) on its plan to blend normal classroom teachings with remote learning as part of its intervention strategies to recover the learning period lost to school closure.
The Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, who disclosed this while addressing members of the School-Based Management Committee, SBMC, said that LASUBEB wants members of the Committee to sensitise parents and carry them along in its planned combination of normal classroom learning with remote learning.
He explained that the initiative became necessary to sustain and maintain remote learning and also ensure that no child is left behind in accessing basic education.
Alawiye-King said that the Board was proactive to have introduced digital learning on Electronic Media (Television and Radio) to ensure that learning continued from home despite the closure of schools.
He averred that the TV programme “The Classroom in Your Home” sponsored by Universal Basic Education Commission and supported by the Lagos State Government has generated commendations from stakeholders, adding that it was modelled to cater for pupils in lower and upper primary classes and special needs pupils.
“EKOEXCEL” airs on radio EKO FM 89.75, and parents can find self-study packages for their wards on ekoexcel.ng. Meanwhile, there are also WhatApp quizzes designed to engage pupils in learning activities while at home”, Alawiye-King disclosed.
The LASUBEB Chairman maintained that the existing multi-pronged learn-at-home platforms, interactive radio instructions airing on Radio Lagos 107.5FM and EKO FM 89.75, for both lower and upper primaries, will be sustained to complement and reinforce classroom lessons when schools eventually resume.
He, therefore, charged the SBMC members to extend the information on the planned approach to teaching and learning to parents, guardians and relevant education stakeholders in their communities, and ensure the effective participation of the pupils.
In her remarks, Mrs. Shijuade Idowu-Tiamiyu, the Permanent Board Member of LASUBEB in charge of Social Mobilisation, reiterated that the Board will not accommodate any form of loss of knowledge, and has provided lessons via various platforms for pupils to teach students, hence, the sensitisation to acquaint the community with the activities of the Board.
She also urged those present at the meeting to cascade the information to the grassroots and enlighten the community that the education of school children is a priority of the present administration.