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COVID-19: Ogun state introduces digital classes for primary and secondary schools

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Following the nationwide shutdown of schools as a result of the deadly coronavirus, Ogun state government has announced the launch of digital classes for primary and secondary school levels to be aired by the state TV.

Ogun state Governor, Dapo Abiodun who made the announcement through his official Twitter handle said that it was to commence on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

The aim is to compensate for time lost due to the restriction order given in the wake of the pandemic COVID-19.

According to the governor, the classes are divided into two, morning sessions which will be from 9am – 11am and afternoon sessions which will be from 1pm – 2pm.

His statement read: “I have directed that, effective from today March 24, 2020, the Ogun State Television, OGTV commence transmission of digital classes for primary and secondary school levels, to compensate for time lost due to the restriction order our Government placed on schools across the State.

“Tagged “Ogun DigiClass,” the initiative which will be facilitated by the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, will be handled by experienced educators on core topics.

“The morning session will be aired between 9am – 11am, while the afternoon seesion will be aired between 1pm-2pm.

“The interactive class, which will allow for questions from viewing pupils and students, can be watched online by those who do not have access to the televised sessions via http://ogundigiclass.ng

“Parents and guardians are hereby urged to allow and enable their children and wards to benefit from this initiative. #BuildingOurFutureTogether.”

 
 
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