Ogun state students to get free data for e-learning, says Governor Abiodun

The Ogun Government has concluded arrangements to provide free internet service to students for e-learning in public secondary and primary schools in the state which would enable them to have access to learning materials such as digital textbooks, audio textbooks, among others

Penpushing reports that, the Governor, Dapo Abiodun made this known at the 2020 International Students’ Day, held at the Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, adding that towards this the government is partnering with telecommunications service.

The Governor represented by the  Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu, said the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic had made the adoption of virtual learning inevitable

Penpushing further reports that, Abiodun explained that the deployment of smartphones and tablets for e-learning, coupled with the provision of free data would go a long way in assisting students in their learning even when they were not in school.

The Governor stated that the new teaching method, aided by technology, would improve the standard of education and also increase students’ enrollment in schools,adding,“during the lockdown when it was not possible for us to come to school, we introduced the Ogun digital class’.

“What we are doing now is to improve on that to the extent that more and more students will be able to benefit from it. We are working on a programme through which telecoms providers will assist so that students can have free data to be able to access digital materials,” he said.

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