COVID-19: Ogun Commences Digital Classes for Primary, Secondary School Students


Following its directive on the ban of high density gathering due to the COVID 19 virus, which subsequently informed the closure of Public and private schools across the State, the Ogun State Government has announced the commencement of electronic visual learning on the State owned Television station, OGTV.

In statement signed by the Mr. Kunle Somorin, the Chief Press Secretary to the Ogun State Governor, the government explained that the digital classrooms for children of primary and secondary schools across the State, “tagged OgunDigiClass” is to ensure that learners are still undergoing the learning process while on the unplanned impromptu academic recess.

Mr. Somorin further explained that the broadcast is an initiative of the State Government in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Science and Technology.

According to the Special Adviser on Special Adviser, Primary Secondary and Technical Education in the State, Mrs Ronke Soyombo “OgunDigiClass would daily feature top-notch educators who would handle core topics in English and Mathematics at both Primary and Secondary Schools levels”

She added that the visual learning will run as follows:

Public streaming on OGTV (Channel 25, 260 on DSTV, 100 on GoTV) between the hours of:

9:00am – 10:00am (Classes for Primary Schools)

10:00am – 11:00 (Classes for Primary Schools)

1:00pm – 2:00pm (Classes for secondary Schools)

Students who do not have the opportunity to be part of the televised sessions could also to visit to watch the recorded version of the classes.

Additionally, students can also send questions on any subject on this platform while the teachers assist them.

Parents and guardians are hereby enjoined to ensure that appropriate measures are emplaced to enable their wards benefit from this arrangement.

The electronic visual school commences 24th March 2020 and will be on throughout the duration of the closure of schools.


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