Why our schools are opened on radio – ENSUBEB Chairman

From Maurice Okafor, Enugu

The Chairman of Enugu State Universal Education Board (ENSUBEB), Chief Ikeje Asogwa, says the decision of the Board to initiate a full educational programme on radio for school children in the state would go a long way in keeping them abreast with their studies.

The programme tagged, ‘Enugu Schools on Radio’ entails teaching of various subjects for all categories of pupils and students at different times on Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN),Enugu station, every weekday.

The programme became necessary following the unceremonious closure of schools across the country occasioned by the novel coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world.

Chief Asogwa, told The AUTHORITY that ENSUBEB which superintends the radio programme, is committed to ensure that students/pupils in the state enhance their academic knowledge instead of idling away at home as a result of closure of schools.

“It is not the wish of Enugu State Government for our children who were compelled to stay at home, consequent upon the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic to lose touch with their academic programme.

“Therefore, we initiated the idea to partner with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Enugu Zonal Station, to teach them freely on the various subjects they are taught in school, complying to their syllables,” he said.

He disclosed that the choice of FRCN Enugu Zonal Station is based on its wide reach and said the programme would continue till a fresh government’s directive on re-opening of schools is announced.

THE AUTHORITY checks revealed that lessons for primary schools’ pupils are usually aired in the morning hours, while those of secondary school students are conducted during evening hours.

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