The Kebbi State Government has introduced e-learning for primary and integrated Qur’anic schools across the state to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Alhaji Muhammadu Magawata-Aliero, disclosed that the three months programme is supported by the ECA/UNICEF project under Sokoto Field Office.
While briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday, he said the distance e-learning programme would be aired by the state-owned Kebbi TV, Kebbi Radio as well as Vision FM, Equity Radio and Brinkles FM.
Magawata-Aliero said the assigned media houses have carried out mass awareness prior to the commencement of the lessons in form of jingles free of charge to enlighten parents, guardians and the larger community on the importance of the programme.
The commissioner added that the lessons would be handled by personnel under the Teacher Development Teamdrawn from the State and Local Government Education Authorities.
He said: “These personnel were professionally trained by the UNICEF in handling lessons on Literacy, Numeracy and Science.
“Both primary school pupils and their Integrated Quranic School counterparts will be taught lessons on RANA, HASKE and ESSPIN lessons (Numeracy, Literacy and Science).”
The commissioner explained that monitoring mechanisms would be put in place to ensure effective implementation and wider coverage of the lessons.